Sir Eduardo PaolozziReal Gold 1950

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Artist
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924‑2005)
Title
Real Gold
Date 1950
MediumPrinted papers on card
Dimensionssupport: 356 x 235 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1971
Reference
T01460
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These collages are mainly made from magazines given to Paolozzi by American ex-servicemen. They show his fascination with popular culture and technology, as well as with the glamour of American consumerism. The title of the series refers to Henry Ford's famous statement that;History is more or less bunk;. We want to live in the present; It reflects Paolozzi's belief that his work should respond to contemporary culture.

August 2004

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