About this artwork

Collage was of crucial importance throughout Paolozzi’s work - many of his sculptures and prints were made in a collage fashion, built up from different imprints or layers of objects and images. This collage is composed of fragments of screenprints, as well as tickets and scraps of magazines and drawings. Collage is a supremely twentieth-century medium, mirroring the way we flick through articles and advertisements in magazines, or the way we switch between television channels. The art-historic pedigree of collages composed from everyday materials goes back to the German Dada artist Kurt Schwitters who made a similar use of collage from the late 1910s on.

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  • title:
    Collage
  • accession number:
    GMA 4026
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  • materials:
    Collage with silkscreen and watercolour, ink and gouache on paper
  • date created:
    1953
  • measurements:
    53.50 x 69.00 cm (framed: 65.00 x 80.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Gabrielle Keiller 1995
  • copyright:
    © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Eduardo Paolozzi

Eduardo Paolozzi