Sir Eduardo Paolozzi Amir Amur 1967

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Artist
Title
Amir Amur
Date 1967
Medium Steel
Dimensions Object: 1892 x 724 x 533 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1971
Reference
T01477
Not on display

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Amir-Amur suggests both the futuristic imagery of science fiction and the gleaming, polished sculptures associated with such modernist artists as Constantin Brancusi. Amir is a title given to Muslim leaders, Amur is a region in Siberia. Paolozzi found the terms in a merchant''s code book. In the book, nonsense phrases like ''Amir-Amur'' were used to designate specific business transactions

August 2004

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