Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (British, 1924-2005) Hermaphroditic Idol II

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Lot 105AR W
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
(British, 1924-2005)
Hermaphroditic Idol II

Sold for £ 31,250 (US$ 38,794) inc. premium
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (British, 1924-2005)
Hermaphroditic Idol II
cast and plate aluminium sculpture
196 x 77cm (77 3/16 x 30 5/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Given by Paolozzi to Cyril Juby of C.W Juby Ltd, Alpha Works, Ipswich. The sculpture was commisioned 1962-63 and reputedly given to Cyril Juby in the late 60's or early 70's.
    Thence by descent

    Literature
    Eduardo Paolozzi, The Tate Gallery, 22 September-31 October 1971 exhibition, foreword by Norman Reid, p.71, reference and photo Hermaphroditic Idol, 1962.
    Ipswich Engineering Society, History of Engineering in Ipswich 1899-1974, C.W Juby Limited, p.103-105.

    From 1962-1971 C.W Juby, Alpha Works, Whitehouse Road, Ipswich produced a significant number of sculptures for Paolozzi. Eleven photograph albums compiled by Jubys regisitered with the Tate Gallery archive contain approximately seven hundred photographs of finished works, works in progress and parts of works. The album for 1962-63 references both Hermaphroditic Idol I and Idol II. Idol I exhibited Tate Gallery 1971.
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