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Richard Hamilton

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Birthplace
London

Birth year
1922

Lives in
Oxfordshire, UK

Works in
Oxfordshire, UK

Current Exhibitions and Events
Jul, 2014 Summer Exhibition
Alan Cristea Gallery - 31 Cork St
 
Jul, 2014 Summer Exhibition
Alan Cristea Gallery- 34 Cork St
 
Jun, 2014 Solo Exhibition
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
 
Jun, 2014 Hamilton’s Odyssey into 'Ulysses'
The British Museum
 
Jun, 2014 The House
Faggionato Fine Art
 
Jun, 2014 The House
Faggionato Gallery
 
Apr, 2014 Blow-Up
Albertina
 
Nov, 2013 Parallel of Life and Art
The Hepworth Wakefield
 
Statement

Richard Hamilton is an English painter and collage artist. His 1956 collage titled Just What Is It that Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?, produced for the This Is Tomorrow exhibition of the Independent Group in London, is considered by critics and historians to be one of the early works of Pop Art.

From the mid-1960s, Hamilton was represented by Robert Fraser and even produced a series of prints Swingeing London based on Fraser's arrest, along with Mick Jagger, for possession of drugs. This association with the 1960s Pop Music scene continued as Hamilton became friends with Paul McCartney resulting in him producing the cover design and poster collage for the Beatles' White Album. In 1992 the Tate Gallery in London organised a major retrospective of Hamilton's career with an accompanying catalogue. which provides the most comprehensive review of his career. In 1993 Hamilton represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale and was awarded the Golden Lion.

In February 2002, the British Museum staged an exhibition of Hamilton's illustrations of James Joyce's Ulysses, entitled Imaging Ulysses. A book of Hamilton's illustrations was published simultaneously, with text by Stephen Coppel. In the book, Hamilton explained that the idea of illustrating this complex, experimental novel occurred to him when he was doing his National Service in 1947. His first preliminary sketches were made while at the Slade School of Art, and he continued to refine and re-work the images over the next 50 years.

 

Recent Exhibits

Richard Hamilton participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2014 Contemporary Art Society: The Best is Not Too Good for You
Whitechapel Gallery
 
Feb, 2014 Eduardo Paolozzi and the Birth of British Pop Art
A&D Gallery
 
Feb, 2014 Richard Hamilton- Word and Image, Prints 1963
Alan Cristea Gallery - 31 Cork St
 
Feb, 2014 Word and Image. Prints 1963-2007
Alan Cristea Gallery- 34 Cork St
 
Feb, 2014 Solo Exhibition
Tate Modern
 
Feb, 2014 Hamilton at the ICA
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Richard Hamilton
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Richard Hamilton has Exhibited at these venues:

Alan Cristea Gallery - 31 Cork St Alan Cristea Gallery- 34 Cork St
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía The British Museum
Faggionato Fine Art Faggionato Gallery
Albertina Whitechapel Gallery
A&D Gallery Tate Modern
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Hauser & Wirth 18th Street New York
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow The Hepworth Wakefield
Barbican Art Gallery LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz
NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) International Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Pallant House Gallery Weisman Art Museum
Printed Editions Tate Liverpool
Spike Island Art Gallery of Ontario
Wolverhampton Art Gallery Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum)
National Gallery Bernard Jacobson Gallery
David Kordansky Gallery Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Metro Pictures Wien Lukatsch Galerie und Buchhandlung für Kunstbücher
Tate Britain Gimpel Fils Gallery
Coldharbour London KENT FINE ART LLC
National Portrait Gallery Haunch of Venison
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Carolina Nitsch Project Room
Kupferstichkabinett Royal Geographical Society
IPCNY International Print Center New York Wilkinson Gallery
Andipa Gallery Serpentine Gallery
Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lullin + Ferrari MoMA PS1
Thomas Dane Gallery BLT Gallery
Sprüth Magers Berlin Gagosian Gallery - 980 Madison Ave.
Gagosian Gallery - Davies Street Solway Jones
Gagosian Gallery- 21st St. SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
Norrköpings Konstmuseum Jack Hanley Gallery
Pavel Zoubok Gallery
curated at these venues
Richard Hamilton has curated at these venues:

Alan Cristea Gallery - 31 Cork St
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