Hand Signed : Signed By the Artist in Pencil And Titled. Condition : Good Purchased from : Auction House 2020 Story / Additional Info : Richard Hamilton (1922–2011). Title: A Portrait of the Artist by Francis Bacon. Medium: Collotype and screenprint in colours, 1970/71, signed by the artist in pencil and titled. Size: Sheet: 32 1/8 x 27 1/4 in. (81.6 x 69.2 cm) Image: 21 5/8 x 19 3/4 in. (54.9 x 50.2 cm) Published by : Petersburg PressPrinted by: Maurice Payne. Note: In 1969, at the end of a characteristically wine-soaked lunch at Robert Carrier’s London restaurant with the artist Francis Bacon (1909–1992), Hamilton asked Bacon to photograph him against the drapes of the dining room. The first exposure was blurry from Bacon’s tipsy handling of the Polaroid, but Hamilton found the image to have an affinity with Bacon’s distinctive style of painting. Working with oil on collotype copies of that portrait, Hamilton produced seven studies from which Bacon was to select his favorite. He chose the seventh study in which Hamilton had covered the blurred curtains with a particularly Bacon-esque violet.This print is a combination of collotype and screenprint. The collotype process involved the artist drawing the design for each colour to be printed onto separate plastic sheets; the image then being photographically transferred onto the glass plates for printing. Literature: Etienne Lullin : Richard Hamilton : Prints and multiples 1939-2002 : catalogue raisonné (Number L. 78). Certificate of Authenticity : Art Brokerage LID : 141116
Richard Hamilton - United Kingdom
Art Brokerage: Richard Hamilton British Artist: b. 1922-2011. Richard Hamilton was born into a working class family, Richard Hamilton grew up in the Pimlico area of London. Having left school with no formal qualifications Hamilton got work as an apprentice working at an electrical components firm. Here he discovered an ability for draughtsmanship and began to do painting at evening classes at St Martin's School of Art which eventually led to his entry into the Royal Academy Schools. 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 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. Listings wanted.
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