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Will Man Outgrow the Earth

1952 (made), 1972 (published)


Object details

Object type
  • Will Man Outgrow the Earth (assigned by artist)
  • Bunk (series title)
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Brief description
Collage by Eduardo Paolozzi: 'Will Man Outgrow the Earth', 1952, published 1972 Great Britain
Physical description
Production typeUnique
Gallery label
COLLAGE: WILL MAN OUTGROW THE EARTH By Eduardo Paolozzi (British, born 1924) British. 1952 Collage Given by the artist Circ.715-1971 This is one of a group of collages, shown at a lecture given by Paolozzi to the newly formed Independent Group at the ICA in 1952, based on sheets from American .magazines of the 1940s and 1950s. The lecture suggested a source of subject matter which had been ignored by fine artists hitherto. The collages were published in 1972 as a portfolio of prints entitled 'Bunk.
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
  • Crowley, David and Jane Pavitt, Cold War Modern: Design 1945-1970, London: V&A Publishing, 2008.
  • Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1971
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Record createdOctober 10, 2007
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