Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Conjectures to Identity 1963

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Conjectures to Identity
Date 1963
Medium Printed papers and card on paper
Dimensions Support: 759 x 511 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1963
Not on display

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Paolozzi described this collage as divided into two categories of ‘contemporary’ and ‘historical’. The contemporary element consists of largely abstract, coloured patterns made from striped wrapping paper and paper construction kits for children. The historical images include mechanical diagrams from technical instruction manuals from the 1910s, square patterns from Pearson’s Weekly in the 1920s, and the reproduction of a religious scene taken from The Electrical Wonders of the World, which illustrates the use of light effects for film production.

March 2007

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