Eduardo Paolozzi illustrated book ‘General Dynamic F.U.N. (Volume II of Moonstrips News)’, published by Editions Alecto, London, 1970. Version B. Limited edition, number 108 of 350 copies the books consists of a Title page, 3 leaves of text and 50 prints by Paolozzi, six of which are signed and numbered by Paolozzi in pencil. The images are loose as issued. All of the screen prints and lithographs are stamped on the reverse with the title, number, printer’s and publisher’s marks and a stylised facsimile of the artist’s signature. The screen prints and lithographs are housed in a plain black coloured acrylic resin box. It has been collated and is complete. The box is scratched and one of the plates has gold ink on verso, see photo.
Size 405 x 280 mm x 50 mm depth
On the title page it states ‘Five different colour editions of 50 copies printed in mixed media identified as A B C D E, and limited to 70 in each edition.’The introductory text by J.G. Ballard. “Early in 1965, Eduardo Paolozzi began work on a massive project to create from his eclectic and unique collection of twentieth century ephemera a definitive statement on modern man and his dilemma, in the form of a 500 page book. The first volume of this project “Moonstrips Empire News”.was published in 1967. In the second volume, General Dynamic F.U.N., Eduardo Paolozzi has broken still further away from accepted fine art printing techniques by brilliantly exploiting the potential of photolithography as well as screenprinting.”