Eduardo Paolozzi

Hermes von Praxiteles

About this artwork

While working in Hamburg, Germany, in 1953, Paolozzi made a number of collages from damaged or second-hand books on art and archaeology. These generally feature illustrations of antique sculptures superimposed with machine elements taken from specialist manuals, thus engineering a mysterious and suggestive collision of cultures and images. Paolozzi deliberately roughened the surfaces of many of these collages in an effort to homogenise the different elements and give a hand-made, rather than purely reproductive appearance.

Updated before 2020

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Eduardo Paolozzi

Eduardo Paolozzi