Sir Eduardo Paolozzi & Ronald Brooks Kitaj

Work in Progress

About this artwork

‘Work in Progress’ is an exercise in the techniques of collage and montage. Kitaj and Paolozzi collaborated as formal ‘editors’ of found or selected real-life objects and images that were put together in a new context. This work combines tin can covers, photographs, parts of toys and an old, hand-written transcription of the story ‘The Road to Broody’ by Isaac Babel. The large central panel and small photographic panel on the top right are by Kitaj. The smaller surrounding panels, made from tin, are by Paolozzi. The panels are arranged in a made-to-measure frame, created in the style of an altarpiece with wings and a predella. The collision between the religious and consumerist imagery was intended to provoke thought as much as outcry.

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Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

Ronald Brooks Kitaj

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

Ronald Brooks Kitaj