Eduardo Paolozzi 1924-2005
T01475 Varga-Billboard-Girl 1971
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…