Paolozzi, Eduardo (1924-2005), 'Almost any Suburb', Photolithograph, 1965-70

'Almost any Suburb', Photolithograph, 1965-70

Original print from the boxed portfolio ‘General Dynamic F.U.N.’ (Volume II of Moonstrips Empire News). Stamped on the reverse with the title, number, printer’s and publisher’s chops and a stylised fascimile of Paolozzi’s signature.

‘General Dynamic F.U.N.’ is a portfolio of fifty photolithographs and screenprints published by Editions Alecto in 1970. This print is from set number 112/350 Volume B. The total edition is 350 copies, divided into 5 different colourways of 70 each lettered A, B, C, D & E. The lithographs were printed at Richard Davis, London, and the screenprints at the Alecto Studios, London, by Lyndon Haywood.

‘Early in 1965, Eduardo Paolozzi began work on a massive project to create from his eclectic and unique collection of twentieth century ephemera a definitive statement on modern man and his dilemma, in the form of a 500 page book. The first volume of this project, ‘Moonstrips Empire News’, comprising 100 pages of images and text, was screenprinted at Kelpra Studios, London and published by Editions Alecto in 1967. In the second volume, ‘General Dynamic F.U.N.’, Eduardo Paolozzi has broken still further away from accepted fine art printed techniques by brilliantly exploiting the potential of photolithography as well as screenprinting’.

NOTE: Crease running across upper portion of image

Paper Size 38 x 25.4 cm
Reference Rosemary Miles, ‘The Complete Prints of Eduardo Paolozzi’, Cat. No. 54
Collection MOMA (NY)

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