Pop artist Richard Hamilton dies


Warmonger Tony Blair depicted in 'Shock and Awe' by Richard Hamilton

By Norman Lebrecht:

Richard Hamilton, English pop artist, has died

September 13, 2011

He was 89.

Hamilton was the cornerstone of the movement, a mentor of David Hockney and Peter Blake.

His 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? was the first Pop Art work from Britain to win international recognition. It hangs now in Tübingen, Germany.

Richard Hamilton was an opponent of Thatcherite economics and of wars, like Tony Blair‘s war in Iraq, and showed that opposition in his work. See also here. And here.

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