Sir Eduardo PaolozziWas This Metal Monster Master - or Slave? 1952

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Artist
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924‑2005)
Title
Was This Metal Monster Master - or Slave?
Date 1952
MediumPrinted papers on card
Dimensionssupport: 362 x 248 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1971
Reference
T01458
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As a boy in Edinburgh Paolozzi collected cigarette cards, comics and 'vulgar novelettes', and stuck images from them into scrapbooks. Inspired by his collections, he decided to become a commercial artist. At the Slade School of Art from 1944-47, he continued to fill scrapbooks with cuttings from comics, film magazines and advertisements. Paolozzi lived in Paris from 1947-50 where he also collected magazines, many of which were given to him by American ex-servicemen. A large selection of his scrapbook pages were shown without comment at a presentation of popular culture that Paolozzi gave at the ICA in London in 1952… (read more)

August 2004

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