artist
Richard Hamilton
birth
London, United Kingdom, 24-2-1922
death
London, United Kingdom, 13-9-2011
last update
22-07-2024
Richard Hamilton began his training at Saint Martin's School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. Between 1941 and 1946 – too young for service in the Second World War – he worked as a draftsman. Later he studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. In the early fifties, while working as a model maker, and through his friendship with the artist and photographer Nigel Henderson, he exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, inaugurating a series of exhibitions that totally rethought the exhibition format. Also, during these years he was a member of the Independent Group, a collective formed in 1950 at the ICA by a group of architects, writers and artists. Their discussions contributed greatly to the development of British Pop Art. Hamilton was one of the first to take up art critic Lawrence Alloway’s theory on the continuity between Pop and fine arts. Hamilton interpreted this as meaning that in art there is no hierarchy of values: everything has equal value. His ideas were crucial to the consolidation of Pop art in Europe. Shown at the Whitechapel Gallery exhibition in London in 1956, it was the collage titled Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing? that proved decisive in this regard. He was the first to use the word ‘pop’, which appears on a lollipop in this collage. A great champion of Marcel Duchamp, Hamilton designed a typeset version of La boîte verte (La mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même) [The Great Glass (The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even)]. In the summer of 1963, Richard Hamilton went to Cadaqués, in the north of the Costa Brava, Spain, to visit his friend Duchamp. Thereafter, he began to make extended stays in the town, inviting other artists with whom he collaborated, including Dieter Roth and Marcel Broodthaers. Hamilton was one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century, and his production covers various artistic techniques such as painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and design. Interested in bringing technology into art, in the eighties he began creating computer-based works. Both ironic and playful, his is a critical reflection on consumer society and contemporary media imagery. Among his first exhibitions are Growth and Form (1950) at the ICA, London; Man, Machine and Motion (1955) at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, and the ICA, London; This is Tomorrow (1956) at the Whitechapel Gallery, London; and an Exhibit (1957) at the Hatton Gallery and the ICA. Retrospectives of Hamilton’s work include: the Tate Gallery, London (1970 and 1992); the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1973); MACBA, Barcelona, and the Ludwig Museum, Cologne (2003); and Tate Modern, London, and the Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2014). Among other international exhibitions, he participated in Documenta, Kassel (1968 and 1997), the biennales of São Paulo (1989), Venice (1993) and Shanghai (2006). The Independent Group independentgroup.org [consulted: 14 January 2015]. Institute of Contemporary Arts, ICA www.ica.art [consulted: 14 January 2015]. In 2003 Richard Hamilton (London, England, 1922) wrote the following short autobiography. ‘Enjoyed a long academic art training that was interrupted by the war, when he became an engineering draughtsman for the duration. Taught in art schools for fourteen years while trying to re-educate himself in the practice of painting. A devotion to the work and spirit of Marcel Duchamp led to his recapitulating, between 1957 and 1966, Duchamp’s Green Box and Large GlassLa Mariée mise a nu par ses cèlibataires, même. Achieved some success as a professional artist subsequent to an exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London, in 1970’.1
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Dieter Roth
1998
Richard Hamilton
Altar piece
1981
Richard Hamilton
Instant Painting
1980
Richard Hamilton
[Carta mecanografiada de Richard Hamilton a Lanfranco Bombelli]
18 novembre 1978
Richard Hamilton
"Collaborations" Readings
1977
Richard Hamilton
[Cartell d'INTERFACE's I a la Galeria Eude]
1977
Richard Hamilton
[Cartell d'INTERFACE's II a la Galeria Maeght]
1977
Richard Hamilton
Three Sausage Bearing Busts + Sausages dell'Arte
1976
Richard Hamilton
[Tríptic "Exhibition Collaborations" + dibuix Dieter Roth]
setembre 1976
Dieter Roth
Sign
1975
Richard Hamilton
Flower-Piece B, Trichromatic Study
1975
Richard Hamilton
Flower-Piece B, Study for Litho
1975
Richard Hamilton
[Carta mecanografiada a Lanfranco Bombelli]
8 març 1975
Richard Hamilton
[Carta mecanografiada a Lanfranco Bombelli]
octubre 1974
Richard Hamilton
Un des effets des eaux de Miers
1973
Richard Hamilton
Flower-Piece Study (c)
1973
Richard Hamilton
Flower-Piece Study (b)
1973
Richard Hamilton
Étude pour les eaux de Miers
1972
Richard Hamilton
Portlligat Portfolio Six
1971
Richard Hamilton
Ektachrome
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Richard Hamilton
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[3532_001 / Imatge] Cartell de l'exposició de Richard Hamilton al Grenoble Musée
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[3329_003_rgb / Imatge] R.3329 - Sausage Wearer's Arms, with Rampant Sausages Bearing + Atypical Certificate with Buster Jaxon Indicating a Typicall Sausage [pintura], Richard Hamilton, Dieter Roth, 1976
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Canciones de Cadaqués
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2015
Growth and Form / Hamilton [Enregistrament audiovisual obra de Col·lecció instal·lada]
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2015
Richard Hamilton. Introspectiva [Reportatge fotogràfic exposició]
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7-3-2003 - 1-6-2003
Richard Hamilton. Introspectiva [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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7-3-2003
Richard Hamilton : products
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2003
Notes et/and notations : la mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même, Paris 1934, et/and à l'infinitif, New York 1967 / Marcel Duchamp ; [edition Richard Hamilton, Ecke Bonk]
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2002
Notes et/and notations : la mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même, Paris 1934, et/and à l'infinitif, New York 1967 / Marcel Duchamp ; [edition Richard Hamilton, Ecke Bonk]
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2002
Polaroid portraits. Vol. 4 / edited by Richard Hamilton
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[2001]
Polaroid portraits. Vol. 3 / edited by Richard Hamilton
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[1983?]
Interfaces / Richard Hamilton : Dieter Roth
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1979
Interfaces / Richard Hamilton : Dieter Roth
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1979
Polaroid portraits. Vol. 2 / edited by Richard Hamilton
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[1977]
Polaroid portraits. Vol. 2 / edited by Richard Hamilton
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[1977]
Polaroid portraits. Vol. 2 / edited by Richard Hamilton
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[1977?]
The bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even [Texte imprimé] / a typographic version by Richard Hamilton of Marcel Duchamp's Green Box translated by George Heard Hamilton
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1976
Richard Hamilton : Port Lligat portfolio figs. 1-11 (-4) : col·lecció de deu postals / [text: Enric Sales]
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[1976?]
Polaroid portraits. Vol. 1 / edited by Richard Hamilton
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[1972]
Polaroid portraits. Vol. 1 / edited by Richard Hamilton
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[1972]
Richard Hamilton / Galerie René Block
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1971
"Cosmetic Studies" by Richard Hamilton / Galerie René Block
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1970
Filme von Hamilton, Graham und Polke : Galerie Block im Forum-Theater
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1970
Richard Hamilton : "Fashion plate"
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[1969]
Man machine & motion / [exhibition designed & organized by Richard Hamilton ; catalogue notes composed by Reyner Banham ; preface by Lawrence Gowing and Richard Hamilton]
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[1955]