Richard Hamilton Rare Original Mixed Media Collage On Board.
This is an exceptional investment opportunity to acquire an extraordinary and rare Hamilton original work of art.
Amazing collage worked onto heavy card, the actual artwork measures approximately 21 x 17.5cm (8.26 x 6.9 in).
It is in excellent condition with some age-related wear. This rare collage would benefit greatly by being suitably framed.
It is an ORIGINAL WORK and NOT a lithograph or print of any kind. It is certainly a magnificent and arresting piece. Private collection UK.
To sum up: A truly terrific rare and important ORIGINAL COLLAGE. The compositional skills of the artist are wonderfully exemplified in the subject itself; bizarre colours and depths contrive to make a wonderful and striking composition.
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Richard Hamilton 1922 – 2011 was born in London. He was educated at the Royal Academy Schools from 1938 to 1940, then studied engineering draughtsmanship at a Government Training Centre in 1940, then worked as a ‘jig and tool’ designer. He returned in 1946 to the Royal Academy Schools, from which he was expelled for ‘not profiting from the instruction being given in the painting school’ (Hamilton, p.10), then attended the Slade School of Art from 1948 to 1951. An exhibition of his engravings was held at Gimpel Fils, London, in 1950. These were inspired by D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s 1913 text On Growth and Form which had been republished in 1942 and was a seminal influence on Hamilton’s early work. Hamilton devised and designed the exhibitions Growth and Form at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1951, and Man, Machine and Motion at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1955. He exhibited at the Hanover Gallery in 1955, and participated in This is Tomorrow at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1956, for which he produced a collage entitled Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? for the poster and catalogue. With Victor Pasmore in 1957 he devised and organised an Exhibit, at the Hatton Gallery and the Institute of Contemporary Arts.