Artists

1960-1969

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Provenance

Private Collection, UK

Exhibitions

Sao Paolo, VII Bienal de Sao Paolo, Great Britain: Davie, Paolozzi, Vaughan, British Council, 1963, cat no.12
London, Hanover Gallery, Paolozzi, July 1968, illus b/w p8
Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Eduardo Paolozzi, 5 February - 6 April 1975, cat no.32, p33, illus b/w
London, Frieze Art Fair, Gavin Brown Enterprises, 16-19 October 2008, exhibited with works by Urs Fischer

London, Christie's, When Britain Went Pop, British Pop Art the Early Years, 9 October - 23 November 2013, illus colour p140

Literature

Uwe M. Schneede, Paolozzi, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1970, pp.14, 16, illus b/w plate 40
Diane Kirkpatrick, Eduardo Paolozzi, New York Graphic Society, Connecticut, 1969, pp 58-9, illus b/w plate 40
Eduardo Paolozzi, Sculpture, Drawings, Graphics 1949-1968, British Council, 1982, cat no.32, a large scale photograph of The Twin Tower of the Sfinx-State II was included in this touring exhibition
Winifried Konnertz, Eduardo Paolozzi, DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne, 1984, pp123, 126, 128, illus b/w pl 250

Description

The Twin Tower of the Sfinx State, 1962, collection Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester is the 'first version' of this sculpture and was cast in bronze. The Twin Towers of the Sfinx State III , was exhibited in Paolozzi's solo exhibition held at Stadtische Kunstalle, Dusseldorf, 1969, cat no.3, at that time it was loaned by the Hanover Gallery, London, its current location is unknown. Other 'Twin Towers' sculptures by Eduardo Paolozzi are Imperial War Museum, 1962, collection Munich, Lenbackhaus Museum, Wittgenstein at Cassino, 1963/1966, painted, collection Leeds City Art Gallery and Tower for Mondrian, 1963-4/1966, painted, private collection Dusseldorf.