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This print is distinguished from the others by Turnbull in this display by the fact that it is printed on newspaper. As a result daily life intrudes on his image of two figures and a series of signs. The page in question incorporates a crossword, property advertisements and personal announcements. Like many of his contemporaries, Turnbull was steeped in the culture of popular imagery and magazines where unrelated images would collide randomly. Here Turnbull's juxtaposition of simple marks against mass-produced text may suggest a return to the origins of language.

August 2004