Richard HamiltonPeople 1968

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Artist
Richard Hamilton (1922‑2011)
Title
People
Date 1968
MediumPhotograph, gouache, screenprint and postcard on paper
Dimensionssupport: 384 x 591 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Dr and Mrs C.W.L. Smith 1971
Reference
P01019
Not on display

Summary

People is one of several works Hamilton made from postcards with figures on the beach as subject during the 1960s. The paintings and subsequent prints examine small areas of the postcard close up, reproducing figures at the edge of legibility and showing the half-tone texture of the printing process. The print People is based on a painting of the same title Hamilton created in 1965–6 (collection the artist) made from a postcard of a view of a beach at Whitley Bay, a small town on the north-east coast of England. Hamilton was teaching design at the University of Newcastle in the north-east of England at this time. The People image was preceded by the painting Whitley Bay, 1965 (private collection), a colour image, showing people in swimwear on the sands and in the water, developed from a postcard printed in the usual way… (read more)

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