Sir Eduardo Paolozzi It’s a Psychological Fact Pleasure Helps your Disposition 1948

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Artist
Title
It’s a Psychological Fact Pleasure Helps your Disposition
Date 1948
Medium Printed papers on card
Dimensions Support: 362 x 244 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1971
Reference
T01463

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These collages are mainly made from magazines given to Paolozzi by American ex-servicemen. They show his fascination with popular culture and technology, as well as with the glamour of American consumerism. The title of the series refers to Henry Ford''s famous statement that ''History is more or less bunk.... We want to live in the present''. It reflects Paolozzi''s belief that his work should respond to contemporary culture.

August 2004

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