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Finn MacCool, 1983

Heliogravure, with lift-ground and spit-bite aquatint, engraving and burnisher
29 9/10 × 22 in
76 × 56 cm
Edition of 120
This is part of a limited edition set.
£2,500 - 5,000
location
Showing in London, London , London, Jerusalem
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Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
Showing in London, London , +2 more
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Reminiscent of a nineteenth-century photograph, Hamilton’s treatment of the belligerent “citizen” …

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Reminiscent of a nineteenth-century photograph, Hamilton’s treatment of the belligerent “citizen” in the tavern scene from James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922) is based on a picture of the imprisoned Irish nationalist Raymond Pius McCartney. McCartney, who is also the subject of Hamilton’s painting The citizen (1982–83; Tate, …

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Richard Hamilton
British, 1922–2011
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In his celebrated collages, Richard Hamilton explored the relationship between fine art, product design, and popular culture, setting the stage for Pop art. His most iconic work, Just What Is it that Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing? (1956)—a scene comprised of images cut from magazines ads, showing a semi-nude couple in their living space—was produced for the groundbreaking exhibition “This is Tomorrow,” organized by the Independent Group at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 1956. Throughout his career, Hamilton continued to break down hierarchies of artistic value, making silkscreens of Mick Jagger’s drug arrest, producing studies of industrial design objects (like toasters), and designing the cover of the Beatles’ 1968 White Album.

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Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
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Reminiscent of a nineteenth-century photograph, Hamilton’s treatment of the belligerent “citizen” …

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Reminiscent of a nineteenth-century photograph, Hamilton’s treatment of the belligerent “citizen” in the tavern scene from James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922) is based on a picture of the imprisoned Irish nationalist Raymond Pius McCartney. McCartney, who is also the subject of Hamilton’s painting The citizen (1982–83; Tate, …

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Richard Hamilton
British, 1922–2011
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In his celebrated collages, Richard Hamilton explored the relationship between fine art, product design, and popular culture, setting the stage for Pop art. His most iconic work, Just What Is it that Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing? (1956)—a scene comprised of images cut from magazines ads, showing a semi-nude couple in their living space—was produced for the groundbreaking exhibition “This is Tomorrow,” organized by the Independent Group at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 1956. Throughout his career, Hamilton continued to break down hierarchies of artistic value, making silkscreens of Mick Jagger’s drug arrest, producing studies of industrial design objects (like toasters), and designing the cover of the Beatles’ 1968 White Album.

Finn MacCool, 1983

Heliogravure, with lift-ground and spit-bite aquatint, engraving and burnisher
29 9/10 × 22 in
76 × 56 cm
Edition of 120
This is part of a limited edition set.
£2,500 - 5,000
location
Showing in London, London , London, Jerusalem
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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