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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