Richard Hamilton was the founder of Pop art and a visionary who outlined its aims and ideals. A lollipop from one of his early collages furnished the movement with its title. A lollipop from one of his early collages furnished the movement with its title.
Hamilton was a member of the Independent Group, formed in the 1950s by a group of artists and writers at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, whose symposiums contributed to the development of Pop art in Britain. He was one of the prime practitioners of the critic Lawrence Alloway’s theory of a ‘fine/pop art …
Richard Hamilton – father of Pop Art – 1922 – 2011 “People don’t seem to understand that an artist is free to do whatever he wants, and I’ve always relished that possibility. I do whatever I feel like.” Share. Twitter Facebook LinkedIn.
Richard Hamilton’s Swingeing London 67 (1968-69). Courtesy the estate of Richard Hamilton Courtesy the estate of Richard Hamilton They called him “Daddy Pop” but Hamilton was so much more.
Richard Hamilton – The First Pop Art Image. Best known for his paintings and collage works, Richard Hamilton is in fact considered as the author of the first Pop Art …
As a limited-edition print circulated to millions of individuals (everyone who owns a copy of this album owns an “original” Richard Hamilton print), however, it is very much in keeping with the democratic aims of the Pop art movement.
Hamilton lectured many times on pop art and deconstructed the various components of it. In this way, he often served as both an artist and a critic, and helped to make sense of the movement in a way that more silent artists did not.
Richard Hamilton’s name has been associated with many cultural changes of the 20th century and he cannot be easily categorised as an artist. The work he produced from a career of over 60 years has elements of surrealism, minimalism, conceptual art and most famously, pop art. In fact, Hamilton