Richard HamiltonSoft pink landscape 1980

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Artist
Richard Hamilton (1922‑2011)
Title
Soft pink landscape
Date 1980
MediumLithograph and screenprint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 730 x 918 mm support: 724 x 915 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
P07447
On display at Tate Modern
Exhibition: Richard Hamilton

Summary

The print Soft pink landscape is based on a painting of the same title that Hamilton made in 1971-2 (Hungarian National Gallery, Ludwig Collection, Budapest). The painting, and its companion Soft blue landscape, 1976-80 (private collection) were produced in response to a group of advertisements for a new coloured line of Andrex toilet papers that became visible in the early 1960s. The adverts humourously introduced a giant roll of toilet paper, luxuriously packaged in floral-print paper, into a romantic woodland glade in which a misty-eyed feminine presence reclined seductively or hovered between leaves. Hamilton appropriated the imagery but reduced the scale of the toilet roll so that it is a more natural size… (read more)

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