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General MacArthur was made of three found objects: a rusting piece of corrugated iron from the banks of a canal in Bilston near Wolverhampton and two floodlight covers from the back of the Wolves' football ground. The main floodlight cover represents MacArthur's helmet and the corrugated iron is at once a flame-thrower, erection and ejaculation. This refers to the fact that MacArthur could not contain himself when he found that flame-throwers were insufficient during the Korean War. He recommended atom-bombing Beijing, and President Truman fired him.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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