Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Richard Hamilton, creator of Pop Art

Artist, Richard Hamilton has died at the age of 89. One of the most influential British artists of the late 20th century, his 1956 collage, Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing? is often referred to as the first example of Pop Art.

Modern art, he wrote, should be “Popular (designed for a mass audience), Transient (short-term solution), Expendable (easily forgotten), Low-cost, Mass-produced, Young (aimed at youth), Witty, Sexy, Gimmicky, Glamorous, Big Business.”


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