tafel 16 : colour combination in pairs, 1964, by sir eduardo paolozzi 1924-2005
screen print on paper
overall paper size: h 900mm x w 585mm
tafel 16 was printed in an edition of 80. printed in pairs ie. 2 of each of the 40 different colour combinations.
the print is related to "history of nothing " imagery.
this is an unpublished print of tafel 16 from the studio of eduardo paolozzi, one of two from the estate of terry ( tim ) broadbent, eduardos studio assistant in the sixties.
paolozzi's controversial piece " tim's boot " was named after tim broadbent. the sculpture was an oversized version of a u.s.army american soldiers vietnam boot. it was shown in paolozzis 1971 tate gallery exhibition and featured as part of the anti-war iconography which was a leading feature of the 1971 exhibition. it was reproduced on the front cover of the 1971 catalogue and was included as a loose insert or boot(k) mark.tim broadbent as student and assistant worked on the exhibition and made the original cast.
included in the sale is a tate gallery paolozzi exhibition catalogue with complimentary tims boot print.
the tate gallery holds a print of tafel 16 in its collection, catalogue ref. po1952 as does the v&a museum accession number circ.156-1964
sir eduardo luigi paolozzi cbe ra. 7 march 1924 - 22 april 2005, was a scottish artist, known for his sculpture and graphic works. he is widely considered to be one of the pioneers of pop art.