Richard HamiltonSwingeing London 67 - poster 1967-8

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Artwork details

Artist
Richard Hamilton (1922‑2011)
Title
Swingeing London 67 - poster
Date 1967-8
MediumLithograph on paper
Dimensionsimage: 711 x 498 mm frame: 875 x 630 x 30 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Rita Donagh 1978
Reference
P01855
On display at Tate Modern
Exhibition: Richard Hamilton

Summary

Hamilton created Swingeing London 67 – poster in response to a commission by Edition ED912 in Milan, a distributor of art posters. The poster is one of a group of paintings and prints Hamilton made after his art dealer Robert Fraser (1937-86) was arrested and imprisoned for the possession of heroin. On 12 February 1967 the police raided a party at the Sussex farmhouse of Keith Richards, one of the members of the rock group, the Rolling Stones, where they found evidence of the consumption of various drugs. On 27 June 1967, Fraser and Mick Jagger (the band’s lead singer) were found guilty of the possession of illegal drugs… (read more)

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