P07621 [from] Nettleton from Calcium Light Night 1977 [P01992-P01999; P07621; complete]
Screenprint with embossing 31 3/8 × 21 3/4 (800 × 547) on paper 39 × 27 5/8 (990 × 690), printed by Chris Betambeau at Advanced Graphics and published by the artist in an edition of 200
Inscribed ‘Eduardo Paolozzi 1977’ b.r. and ‘A/P 2/25’; impressed with the printer's stamp
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1982
Lit: Rosemary Miles, The Complete Prints of Eduardo Paolozzi, exhibition catalogue, Victoria and Albert Museum, May–August 1977, no.185
When the portfolio ‘Calcium Light Night’ was given to the collection in 1980 it was found to contain only eight prints instead of nine. Consequently the missing print, ‘Nettleton’, was sought from the artist (the portfolio is also an artist's proof set, no.4/25, see P01992-P01999). The portfolio is dedicated to the American composer Charles Ives (it is often known as the ‘Ives Suite’) and contains texts taken from writings by or about Ives. Paolozzi started work on the prints while he was living in Berlin, working in a studio on Kottbüsserdam provided by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange) programme; Propyläen Verlag, Berlin, were to have published the set but in the event the artist was the sole publisher. Though it was based on an original collage in black and white, the technical data on the making of ‘Nettleton’ lists eight colour screens and embossing.
This entry and the following three have been approved by the artist.
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986