Sir Eduardo PaolozziLessons of Last Time 1947

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Artist
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924‑2005)
Title
Lessons of Last Time
Date 1947
MediumPrinted papers on card
Dimensionssupport: 229 x 311 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1971
Reference
T01464
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Eduardo Paolozzi 1924-2005

T01458–T01467 Ten Collages from ‘BUNK’ Presented by the artist 1971.

T01464 Lessons of Last Time 1950

Not inscribed.
Collage, 14¼ x 9¾ (36 x 25), mounted on card, 16¿ x 13¿ (43 x 35).
Exh: Tate Gallery, September–October 1971 (27, repr.; listed in catalogue as the silkscreen and lithographic versions, but actually the originals).
Lit: Frank Whitford, catalogue of Tate Gallery retrospective, September–October 1971; Frank Whitford, introductory essay published with the ‘Bunk’ suite of prints, 1972.

The ten collages T01458 to T01467 are from a larger group, consisting of some of the collages Paolozzi made between 1941 and 1952, and collectively entitled ‘Bunk’. This title was derived from a detail of one of the collages in the group, ‘Evadne in Green Dimension’ 1952, which contains the printed word ‘BUNK!’. In the catalogue of his Tate Gallery retrospective in 1971, the artist states beside a reproduction of this collage (p. 49) that this word gave the title to the lecture he gave at the Independent Group. This lecture, at the premises of the I.C.A. in London in 1952, was the first event to be presented in the programme of the Independent Group… (read more)

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