Catalogue entry

P07448 DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION 1980

Inscribed ‘R Hamilton’ bottom left and ‘57/100’
Etching and aquatint printed at Studio Crommelynck, Paris and published by Waddington Graphics, 23×15 (58.4×38.1)
Purchased from Waddington Graphics (Grant-in-Aid) 1981

The title is from a song of the 1960s by The Kinks. The image is from a fashion photograph Hamilton found in a dustbin and kept for future use. It is a highly effective evocation of the 1960's style, and at the same time a visual metaphor for the concept of style itself and the modes of representation by which style is conveyed.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984