The creature from the black lagoon, one colour screenprint on flexible plastic acetate photographed here on a white background. Quality of printing and surface finish on this and all the works in the set, it really was one of the best examples of screenprinting of its time. Published by Editions Alecto in 1967, Moonstrips Empire News consisted of 100 screenprints of images and text in an edition of 500.
Eight of the images were signed and numbered by the artist, the rest were not signed. The prints were printed by Kelpra Studios on various paper stocks and bear their stamp verso as well as the Editions Alecto stamp except for the prints on acetate such as this which could obviously not be printed on the back. Paolozzi had been fascinated by American culture as a child, collecting cigarette cards and watching Hollywood icons at the local cinema. This folio also shows his interest in history of art, technology and science.
Layering-up images from magazines, he juxtaposed his interest in technology, science and history with recurring pop culture themes of celebrity, fast food and advertising. Text was also an important component of his work, reflected in the text only sheets with editorial from magazines and newspapers, sometimes rearranged in a creative style. Measurements: 25.5 x 38cm. Condition: Never framed, it has been stored in its original folio box. Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi CBE, RA was a Scottish sculptor and artist who studied at the Edinburgh College of Art, St Martins, Slade School and University College London.
He worked in a variety of media, becoming particularly focussed on sculpture which he taught at the Royal College of Art. The item "EDUARDO PAOLOZZI RA Limited Edition SCREENPRINT Creature from the Black Lagoon" is in sale since Saturday, December 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "fortheloveofart-uk" and is located in slough, Buckinghamshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/ Repro: Original
- Medium: Serigraph & Silkscreen
- Colour: Black
- Subject: Animals
- Date of Creation: Modern (1900-79)
- Style: Pop Art
- Listed by Self-Representing Artist?: No
- Originality: Limited Edition Print