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Hamilton claimed that any interior is 'a set of anachronisms, a museum, with the lingering residues of decorative styles that an inhabited space collects.' In this print, he contrasts an elaborately decorated interior with uncluttered coloured planes reminiscent of modernist architecture and design. The clash of styles is also reflected in his combination of painting with silkscreen printing, a technique associated with commercial art that allowed the direct transfer of photographic images onto canvas.

September 2004