Paolozzi, Eduardo. (15 of 23). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives
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1993-06-10 and 1994-05-04 and 1994-12-30 and 1995-01-05
Interviewee's home, London, United Kingdom
Paolozzi, Eduardo, 1924-2005 (speaker, male)
Whitford, Frank, 1941- (speaker, male)
Part 15. Eduardo Paolozzi (EP) lived in his studio in Berlin, talks about his assistant and living conditions there and why he liked it. More about Berlin, the wall, the Spandau jail with Hess, trips to East Germany with Helga. His work changed there - influence of second hand books. Interviewer now talks about specific paintings looking at a book. Mentions EP's work for a ceiling in Scottish castle. Relief work is a new turning point - started as drawings - later in wood. Panels in the ceiling were later broken up and sold. More about prints done at that time. EP is influenced by radio, especially radio 3 - finds it is catalyst for drawing. Interviewer's question: never sees him working, when does he work? EP explains, does it in spurts, 6 - 7 hours at a time. Explains how he does etchings and the help one can have for sculptures. Talk about exhibition at Jesus College Cambridge at present time - of wooden reliefs. He works at College during holiday times. Back to Berlin: EP was there for 14 months, work became more intense there, explains his attitude to his own work. Involvement with architects - an architectural competition in Berlin - more graphic activity influenced by radio (Ravel).
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