Thursday, 17 February 2011
Living in London for the past 25 years, Tottenham Court Road is a familiar and favourite station for me, so hearing that the Eduardo Paolozzi mural down on the tube are under threat came as a shock and makes me reflect on the impact of this beautiful public artworks has had for me and thousands of other commuters. Eduardo Paolozzi 1926-2005, was Scottish and the son of Italian Immigrants. He studied at St Martins and the Slade School of Fine Art . He spent several years in Paris in the late 1940s then returned to London and had a studio in Chelsea.
His murals at Tottenham Court Road inspired by Soho life conjure up city life in London Town and remind us why we live in this colourful city, an ecleptic mix of abstract pattern and bizarre imagery says it all. I hope TFL can somehow preserve his work.