Eduardo Paolozzi 1924-2005
T00917 Tapestry 1966
Inscribed on label at back ‘Édité par la Galerie Garnier/ d’après le carton de Paolozzi/ H: 195 L: 132 M2/ tapisserie selection née par/ Jacques Damase/ Ex No. 1 Tapisserie d’Aubusson/ tissée par/ les Ateliers/ Pinton Frères’.
Tapestry, 76 x 52 (193 x 132).
Presented by Mrs Gabrielle Keiller through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1967.
Coll: Purchased by Mrs Keiller from the Robert Fraser Gallery.
This tapestry, the first of an edition of three, was commissioned by the Robert Fraser Gallery from the Galerie Garnier and executed (as the label says) by the Atelier Pinton Frères from an enlargement of a cartoon in the form of a collage by Paolozzi. It was made as part of a series, issued by the Galerie Gamier, which included tapestries after cartoons by Atlan, Kyino, S. Delaunay and Fraser. It resembles in style some of the silk screen prints made by Paolozzi at the same period.
Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.