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Creator:
Eduardo Paolozzi, 1924–2005, British
Published by Editions Alecto Ltd.
Title:

He Must, So To Speak, Throw Away the Ladder

Part Of:

Collective Title: As Is When

Date:
1965
Medium:
Screen print on white 133 lbs. H.P. J. Green wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 38 × 26 inches (96.5 × 66 cm) and Image: 30 7/8 × 21 1/4 inches (78.4 × 54 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "36/65" Image includes the words: 'Meine Satze erlautem dadurch, das sie der, welcher mich versteht, am Ende als unsinnig erkennet, wenn er durch sie - auf ihnen - uber sie hinausgestiegen ist. (Er mus sozusagen die Leiter wegwerfen, nachdem er auf ihr hinaufgestiegen ist.) | Er mus diese Satze uberwinden, dahn sieht er die Welt richtig. | Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, daruber mus man schweigen. | 'My proposition serve as elucidations in the following way: anyone who understands me eventually recognizes them as nonsensical, when he has used them - as steps - to climb up beyond them. (He must, so to speak, throw away the ladder after he has climbed up it.) | He must transcend these propositions, and then he will see the world aright. | What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence. | FEBRUARY 1965'

Blind embossed chop mark: "ea"

Signed and dated in graphite, lower right: "Eduardo Paolozzi 1965"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Copyright Undetermined
Accession Number:
B1995.3.13
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4809
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