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Saturday 31st January sees the opening of General Dynamic F.U.N. at the DLI Museum in Durham, a touring exhibition featuring the work of Pop Art pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi. Rather fittingly, Newcastle is a spiritual home for Pop Art, with Richard Hamilton’s 1955 Exhibition Man, Machine & Motion, (inspired in part by Paolozzi’s earlier collage work) at the Hatton Gallery often heralded as the beginning of the movement. General Dynamic F.U.N. showcases a series of fifty screen prints and photolithographs from Paolozzi created between 1965-70. Whilst Warhol made the techniques famous, Paolozzi was a pioneer in blending the mechanised mass production techniques of the modern era with a playful and obsessive examination of advertising, fashion and Hollywood. His work here is a bold, brilliant and eye-catching selection; at times both visually and mentally complex, other times irreverent but always compelling. Writer J.G. Ballard proclaimed Paolozzi’s work to be a “unique guidebook to the electric garden of our minds”.

Eduardo Paolozzi’s General Dynamic F.U.N is at DLI Museum, Durham from Saturday 31st January until Friday 10th April.

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