Richard HamiltonFlower-piece B - crayon study 1975

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Artist
Richard Hamilton (1922‑2011)
Title
Flower-piece B - crayon study
Date 1975
MediumLithograph on paper
Dimensionsimage: 465 x 318 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Tyler Graphics Ltd in honour of Pat Gilmour, Tate Print Department 1974-7, 2004
Reference
P12107
Not on display

Summary

Flower-piece B – crayon study, like Flower-piece B (P12106) and Flower-piece B – cyan separation (P12105), belongs to a series of prints Hamilton made from three paintings, Flower-piece I, 1971-4, Flower-piece II, 1973 and Flower-piece III, 1973-4, each based on one of three laminated three-dimensional postcards (Flower-piece postcards a–c, 1971-3, Collection Bombelli, Cadaqués). In his translation of postcard to painting, the artist tampered with the original image, adding a toilet roll to the foreground of one (Flower-piece I), a turd to the foreground of another (Flower-piece II) and abstracting the third into washes of colour (Flower-piece III). Hamilton had previously introduced a toilet roll to the cliché of a romantic landscape in his painting Soft pink landscape, 1971-2 (Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest; see P07447 for a 1980 print based on this painting), where he was motivated by the association of ‘girls and toilet paper – glamour and shit’ (the artist quoted in Collected Words, p.100)… (read more)

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