Sir Eduardo PaolozziVarga-Billboard-Girl 1971

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Artist
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924‑2005)
Title
Varga-Billboard-Girl
Date 1971
MediumInk, gouache and photograph on board
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 406 x 540 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1971
Reference
T01475
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Eduardo Paolozzi 1924-2005

T01475 Varga-Billboard-Girl 1971

Not inscribed.
Ink and gouache on photograph, 161/16 x 19¿ (41 x 50.5), mounted on card 161/16 x 21¼ (41 x 54). Presented by the artist 1971.
Exh: Tate Gallery, September–October 1971 (19).

The original artwork for the right-hand image in Print E [P03055] of Paolozzi’s suite of etchings ‘Cloud Atomic Laboratory’ 1971. The entry on this image in the text- sheet published with the suite reads: ‘VARGA—BILLBOARD—GIRL. (Winter Garden—Zanzibar). A 125-foot Varga displays her giant charms from a billboard in Times Square.’ The artist told the compiler (conversation, 7 June 1972) that the source of the image in T01475 was a now-defunct American magazine, Portfolio… (read more)

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