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Man Holds the Key

1950 (made)

Collage by Eduardo Paolozzi: 'Man Holds the Key', 1950

Object details

Object type
TitleMan Holds the Key (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Collage by Eduardo Paolozzi: 'Man Holds the Key', 1950
  • From catalogue height: 36.4cm
  • From catalogue width: 25.4cm
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Given by the artist
Object history
One of 11 collages from a set of 46 (numbered 1-15) reproduced as the portfolio of prints entitled 'Bunk', published in 1972. Most based on complete sheets from magazines of the 1940s and 1950s.
A copy of the portfolio 'Bunk' is in the department (Circ.517-561-1972). The source material, including these collages, was shown at a lecture given by Paolozzi to the newly formed Independent Group at the I.C.A. in 1952 and as such was seminal in the history of Pop Art.
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Bibliographic references
  • Tobia Bezzola and Franziska Lentzsch, eds. Europop Zurich: Kunsthaus Zurich, 2008. ISBN: 978-3-8321-9043-9.
  • Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1971
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Record createdOctober 10, 2007
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