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

Tortured Life

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: 31 × 22 1/2 inches (78.7 × 57.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "36/65 Image includes the words: 'The tortured mind of an influential modern philosopher: the late Ludwig Wittgenstein | Wright, one day in a trench on the east- | ern front while he was reading a maga- | zine in which there was a picture of the | possible sequence of events in an auto- | mobile accident. The picture, he said, | served as a proposition whose parts cor- | responded to things in reality; and so he | conceived the idea that a propo- | sition is in fact a picture, "by virtue of a | similar correspondence between its parts | and the world." In other words, the struc- | ture of the proposition "depicts a possi- | ble combination of elements in reality, a | possible state of affairs." The Tractatus, | the proposition: "There is no hippopota- | mus in the room at present?" When he | refused to believe this, I looked under all | the desks without finding one; but he | remained unconvinced.'| 'Let us ask the question: "Sho

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 Information
Accession Number:
B1995.3.5
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4816
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