On Dover Street, “This is Today” Looks Back at Last Century’s Visions of Tomorrow
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All sheets: 84 x 58 cm (33 1/8 x 22 7/8 in.)
Including Agile Coin Gross Decision Logic; 6228. Plus: Cry on My Shoulder, No Sad Songs, etc.; Hollywood Wax Museum; Human Fate and World Powers; Will the Future Ruler of the Earth come from the Ranks of the Insects; and Pacific Standard Time
Signature: Each sheet and the justification signed, dated and numbered 53/100 in black ink (there were also 15 artist's proofs), published by Petersburg Press, London, four framed.
Fascinated by modern machines and technology, Eduardo Paolozzi produced graphic art, collages, pottery, films, mosaics, and sculptures inspired by industrial engineering. His early bronze sculptures of anguished human figures incorporated impressions made by machines as well as found objects, synthesizing them to evoke new associations. This later developed into a new process of piecing together works from prefabricated aluminum and brass casting molds; the resulting geometric human forms have often been described as “totems for the technological age.” Crucially, Paolozzi came to embrace technology rather than perceiving it as a demon to be feared, and wrote and lectured extensively on how popular culture and science should inform sculpture. He is often cited as an important exponent of Surrealism in Great Britain, as well as an influence on Pop Art.
Scottish, 1924-2005, Leith, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom