LOCKS CORSETS 1947
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924 – 2005)
- 215 X 140 MM
- Accession number
As a student at the Slade School of Fine Art in London after evacuation to Oxford during the War, Paolozzi discovered a bookshop selling batches of war damaged books. He had kept scrapbooks as a boy in Edinburgh using cigarette cards, images from film magazines and other ephemera, and he had already experimented with collage as a student at Edinburgh College of Art in 1945. By 1946 he had seen works by Picasso, Ernst and Schwitters first hand, and the books he purchased – damaged encyclopaedias, engine manuals and a book on modelling in sculpture – were to provide the materials for a group of collages made in his final year at the Slade. The titles were generally derived from either the full, or sections of, the original page titles.
Eduardo Paolozzi Artificial Horizons and Eccentric Ladders Works on Paper 1946-1995, The British Council 1996