Eduardo Paolozzi sculptures to go under hammer

Eduardo Paolozzi. Pic: Phil Wilkinson

Eduardo Paolozzi. Pic: Phil Wilkinson

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A SERIES of sculptures by the late Leith artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi are expected to fetch up to £115,000 when sold at auction later this month.

The four pieces include the Horse’s Head, originally created in concrete in 1946 and shown in Paolozzi’s first one-man exhibition at the Mayor Gallery, in London.

The sculpture was gifted to the present owner by the artist and is estimated to sell on November 20 for between £40-60,000.

Paolozzi, the eldest son of Italian immigrants, trained at Edinburgh College of Art and then at the Slade School of Fine Art in London.

Other artwork for sale includes Kant, a bust of 18th century German philosopher Immanuel Kant, and Vulcan (Study for Newcastle), a small-scale model of a Newcastle landmark.

Chris Dawson, specialist in Bonhams’ Modern British and Irish Art department, said: “It’s quite special to have four of his sculptures of this quality.”