Richard Hamilton (1922 – 2011)

A founding figure of the pop art movement, and inadvertently one of my first artist models, Richard Hamilton is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.  His 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today’s home so different, so appealing?, produced for the This Is Tomorrow exhibition of the Independent Group in London is widely regarded to be among the earliest works of pop art.

Just what is it about today's home that makes it so different, so appealing?

Just what is it about today’s home that makes it so different, so appealing?

Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu (b), 2011

Le Chef-d’oeuvre inconnu (b), 2011

Interior II (1964)

Interior II (1964)

Amusingly I came across my Tea Party Series created ten years ago and influenced largely by Hamilton –
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A retrospective of Richard Hamilton’s work is currently being held at the Tate Modern through 26 May 2014.
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