‘Tetra’
Plaster model
Inscribed TETRA in pencil.
Provenance: The Paolozzi Foundation with their
stamp & inventory number on the base
18 x 9 x 8.5cm

Eduardo Paolozzi was born in Leith in 1924. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art in 1943, Saint Martin’s School of Art in 1944, and the Slade from 1944 to 1947, after which he worked in Paris. While in Paris from 1947 to 1949, Paolozzi became acquainted with Alberto Giacometti, Jean Arp, Constantin Brâncuși, Georges Braque and Fernand Léger. This period became an important influence for his later work.

Some of his best known works include the mosaic patterned walls of the Tottenham Court Road tube station,
the cover of Paul McCartney’s album Red Rose Speedway, the Piscator sculpture outside Euston Station, London,
and the bronze sculpture ‘Newton after Blake’, in the piazza of the British Library.