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These prints are related to a series of Flower-Piece paintings made by Hamilton in the early 1970s. The flowers themselves were based on an image on a laminated postcard with an illusory ‘three-dimensional’ effect. The addition of the Andrex toilet paper has been seen as counterbalancing the sentimentality inherent within the genre of painting flowers. It also reflects Hamilton’s fascination with advertising. He has described a lyrical, soft-focus advertisement for Andrex as being ‘like Watteau in its magical ambiguity’.

July 2008