The late British sculptor and Royal Academician, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, who died in 2005, will be subject to a commemorative exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts from 12 June to 20 August 2006, where over 100 works will be exhibited. Daniel Hermann, curator, says that many of these works have not been exhibited in London for 30 years. The works include the bronze sculpture 'San Sebastian', created by Paolozzi in 1949 following his return from an extended period in Paris.
At the Royal Academy there will also be a commemorative exhibition of the work of the late Patrick Caulfield who died in 2003. These exhibitions wisely coincide with the Summer Exhibition, a kind of jamboree that receives over 100,000 visitors and which gets entries from some 9,000 artists per summer.
Both artists were populist in their inclination and would no doubt have been amused by the juxtapositions. So, the open spirit of the Royal Academy lives on; a unique institution.