Untitled
© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2004

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Untitled 1965
This is one of just a handful of collages made by Lindner. It is unique in his oeuvre in being composed entirely of found objects. The piece shows the influence of Pop Art in the colours and ephemeral items used. Despite the bright colours, there are undertones of violence in the collage. A plastic gun points towards the split head of the mask. In the background are two figures marked for target practice and a target made out of shiny materials. A drawing of a rather menacing female face can be seen to the left of the mask.

Glossary Open

Collage

An image constructed from found materials, such as photographs, paper or fabric, glued to a surface, sometimes with additional painted or drawn elements. It is an art form particularly associated with Dada and Surrealism.

Found material

Existing objects or images that are incorporated into an artwork. A found object that is treated as an artwork without modification is known as a readymade.

Oeuvre

French term which is used to refer to an artist's total body of work.

Pop Art

An art movement of the 1950s to the 1970s that was primarily based in Britain and the United States. Pop artists are so called because of their use of imagery from popular culture. They also introduced techniques and materials from the commercial world, such as screen-printing, to fine art practice.

Collage, Found material, Oeuvre, Pop Art

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 3994
  • Medium Mixed-media collage on board
  • Size 40.00 x 30.00 cm
  • Credit Bequeathed by Gabrielle Keiller 1995