Yale Center for British Art
Eduardo Paolozzi, 1924–2005, British

Published by Editions Alecto Ltd.

Wittgenstein at the Cinema Admires Betty Gable
Screen print on white 133 lbs. H.P. J. Green wove paper
Sheet: 38 × 26 inches (96.5 × 66 cm)
Inscribed 'Eduardo Paolozzi 1965' and '36/65'; image includes printed words: 'Wittgenstein was always exhausted by his lectures. He was | also revolted by them. He felt disgusted with what he had said | and with himself. Often he would rush of to a cinema imme- | diately after the class ended. As the members of the class began | to move their chairs out of the room he might look imploringly | at a friend and say in a low tone, 'Could you go to a flick?' On | the way to the cinema Wittgenstein would buy a bun or cold | pork pie and munch it while he watched the film. He insisted | on sitting in the very first row of seats, so that the screen would | occupy his entire field of vision, and his mind would be | turned away from the thoughts of the lecture and his feelings | of revulsion. Once he whispered to me 'This is like a shower | bath!' His observation of the film was not relaxed or detached. | He leaned tensely forward in his seat and rarely took his eyes | off the scree
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Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Exhibition History:
Just what was it that made British Pop so different, so appealing? (Yale Center for British Art, 2004-01-26 - 2004-05-09)

Pop Art : US / UK Connections 1956-66 (The Menil Collection, 2001-01-26 - 2001-05-13)