After Joseph Mallord William Turner
Richmond Castle and Town, engraved by J. Archer published 1820

Artwork details

Richmond Castle and Town, engraved by J. Archer
Date Published 1820
Medium Engraving on paper
Acquisition Transferred from the British Museum 1988
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Paolozzi began collecting images
from American popular magazines
as a child and continued to do so as
an adult. In Paris in the late 1940s he
was given such material by American
ex-servicemen studying in the city. These images presented a seductive world of glamour, wealth and consumption which contrasted with war-ravaged Europe.
For Paolozzi, they also possessed artistic value as the iconography of a new world. At the first Independent Group meeting
in 1952 he projected a selection of this material, which he dubbed Bunk, onto
a screen like an art-historical lecture.

August 2004

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