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Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005)

Sculpture for the Charles Chaplin Award

Bronze with brown patina
Signed and dated 'E Paolozzi 1991'
Conceived in 1989 and cast in an edition of 4 of which this is the 4th cast
9 1/4 ins (23.4 cms)wide, excluding the base


Gifted to David Robinson (official biographer of Charlie Chaplin) on his retirement as director of Edinburgh Film Festival in 1991
Private collection, UK

This present work was first commissioned in 1989 as the Charles Chaplin Award for the Edinburgh Film Festival. The Award was inaugurated by Lady Oona Chaplin to commemorate the centenary of Chaplin's birth, to be present to an outstanding new film maker. It was awarded three times to the directors Shajji (India), Kaizon Hayashi (Japan) and Jozset Pacskovski (Hungary). This present fourth cast was commissioned for presentation to the retiring Festival director, David Robinson, in 1991 and is the final cast.

Robinson is the official biographer of Charlie Chaplin and his book, 'Chaplin: His Life and Art'

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