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Eduardo PAOLOZZI Cloud Atomic Laboratory  (1971)

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Public Torso on Lorry in Manhattan Street for ’Bonds Clothes for Men’ and Varga - Billboard- Girl an original etching on Hot Press Waterleaf paper, from Cloud Atomic Laboratory: a suite of 16 images as 8 etchings. Commissioned by British Olivetti Ltd and printed by Editions Alecto London in a limited edition of 75, a printers proof aside from the edition. In very good condition and accompanied by original sheets from the portfolio

Cloud Atomic Laboratory is further evidence of Paolozzi's need to experiment and of his interest in using the expert skills of others. The etching process used here is usually only used in commercial printing and is basically photographic.  As Paolozzi said himself, ‘The original images were taken from a wide variety of sources and were often extremely small. They were retouched by a professional retoucher and then photo etched.’

Cloud Atomic Laboratory in the Tate Gallery Collection

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