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Domino 1967 - 1968
  • Scottish Art
Paolozzi used collage throughout his oeuvre. In the 1960s, he extended this concept into actual interchangability in his sculpture. Each of the nine aluminium elements in this work is movable, so that it can be displayed in a variety of ways. The inspiration for the sculpture came partly from a model the artist had made of a design for a children's playground. This consisted of building blocks that could be moved and climbed on. Paolozzi was always fascinated by children's toy kits, which are also an influence here.

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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.


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

Collage, Oeuvre


  • Acc. No. GMA 2826
  • Medium Aluminium
  • Size 9 elements in variable arrangement. Maximum length of each; 310.00 cm; 217.00 cm; 163.00 cm; 135.00 cm; 127.00 cm; 102.00 cm; ; 94.00 cm; 69.00 cm; 69.00 cm
  • Credit Presented by Mrs Gabrielle Keiller 1984