Eduardo Paolozzi

Moonstrips Empire News

Moonstrips Empire News by Eduardo Paolozzi
Moonstrips Empire News by Eduardo Paolozzi

Artwork Detail

Packaged in a Plexiglass box, 'Moonstrips Empire News' comprises 108 sheets arranged in random order. Some of these spectacular prints are collaged texts presented in various colours, sizes and formats. Others include collaged screenprints that merge strong graphic designs with an iconography derived from comic books and the mass media.

These prints highlight Paolozzi’s lifelong fascination with

popular culture, technology and American consumerism.

He believed that art should reflect contemporary culture.

Combining unrelated images, such as Mickey Mouse and the

head of Michelangelo’s David, the artist demonstrates what he

called the ‘schizophrenic quality’ of modern life.

Moonstrips Empire News
Production date
381 x 254 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1968
Accession no
Copying restrictions apply
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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