I WAS THE RICH MAN’S PLAYTHING – EDUARDO PAOLOZZI (1947)
The collage I was the Rich Man’s Plaything of the Pop Art Artwork from Eduardo Paolozzi is most of all images from magazines. It shows the fascination of the artists with the popular culture and technology of the era and complementing the glamour of the American consumerism. Especially relevant mention is the title of the artwork. It refers directly to Henry Ford’s statement with ”History is more or less bunk… We want to live in the present”. In conclusion, by this artwork, Paolozzi trust that his work is in line with the contemporary culture.
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