Five Tyres Remoulded (portfolio), 1971

Richard Hamilton’s practice explores the relationship between modern life, commerce and technology. He was one of the first artists to use the computer to create artworks and combine different media. This series belongs to a set of silkscreen prints, which began in 1963 with a drawing based on an illustration of the development of tyre treads from 1902 to 1950 taken from a 1951 issue of Technique et Architecture. Five Tyres Remoulded demonstrates the artist’s interest in industrial design and the role of the object in contemporary society.

Technical details

Original title:
Five Tyres Remoulded (portfolio)
Registration number:
Hamilton, Richard
Date created:
Date acquired:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Graphic work (editions)
White silicone mould, silkscreen on paper and cardboard and printed ink on paper
60 x 85 cm (height x width)
Edition number:
Ed. 25/150
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
© Richard Hamilton, VEGAP, Barcelona
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