Eduardo Paolozzi – The Jet Age Compendium 24.09.09

The Raven Row Gallery is in a converted 18th century town house close to Spitalfields Market. Also an interesting show in the lower gallery by architects Dave Hullfish Bailey & Nils Norman – Surrounded by Squares.

The Jet Age Compendium is a collection of drawings, prints, sculptures, toys and ephemera – made and collected by Paolozzi from the 50’s onwards. Old Picture Post covers, images of monkeys in space suits, astronoauts and cosmosnauts, sci-fi comics, lots of robots, bright colours and plastics.

Paolozzi’s work with J.G. Ballard at the satirical Ambit magazine.