Sir Eduardo PaolozziHead 1977

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Artist
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924‑2005)
Title
Head
Date 1977
MediumEtching on paper
Dimensionsimage: 284 x 214 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1982
Reference
P07679
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Catalogue entry

P07679 Head 1977 [P07679- P07682]

Etching 11 3/4 × 8 5/8 (284 × 214) on paper 20 1/2 × 14 (525 × 355), printed by the artist with Cliff White at White Ink Studio, not editioned
Inscribed ‘Eduardo Paolozzi 1977’ b.r. and ‘A P’; impressed with the printer's stamp
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1982

These four prints are from a series of experimental etchings made between 1977 and 1980; not more than between five and ten copies of each have been printed. The images were drawn with drypoint on aluminium plates (which means they would not stand many printings without losing the burr and the quality of the drypoint line). In some, such as P07682 and P07681, Paolozzi was experimenting with pantographic distortion. He used a pantograph (a device usually used to scale drawings up) assembled wrongly to distort his original drawing by curving and elongating it… (read more)

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