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Cloud Atomic Laboratory

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1971 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paolozzi, Eduardo (Sir), born 1924 - died 2005 (artist)
    Editions Alecto Ltd. (publishers)
    Olivetti Ltd (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by British Olivetti Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP 142

Physical description

Photo-etchings from a suite of 8 plates entitled 'Cloud Atomic Laboratory. Science and Fantasy in the Technological World'. Each plate has two images. The suite is accompanied by a title page with introductory text and an index of individual titles. Printed by J. Collyer and J. Crossley.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1971 (made)


Paolozzi, Eduardo (Sir), born 1924 - died 2005 (artist)
Editions Alecto Ltd. (publishers)
Olivetti Ltd (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques



: 55.7 cm, : 36.5 cm, : 34.9 cm plate size, : 23.8 cm plate size

Object history note

Suite originally housed in a cream ‘marbled’ portfolio box with black paper lining. Printed in gold on front: ‘Eduardo Paolozzi / Cloud ATomic LaboRatoRy’. Dims. of container: 60.5 x 43 x 2.5cm. Condition of container: bowed. Container is unnumbered and stored elsewhere, currently (2011) at the back of '1st Mezz' in the National Art Library.

Descriptive line

By Eduardo Paolozzi: 'Chimpanzee in a Test Box Designed for Space Flight' and 'Mobot Mark 1', two images, photo-engravings, 1971

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1971








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