Richard Hamilton Exhibition at Tate Modern
28 January 2014
John Jones favourite and one of Britain’s most influential artists of the 20th Century, Richard Hamilton, will be given pride of place at the Tate Modern between 13th February – 26th May 2014. The retrospective will be the first of its kind to encompass the full 60 year span of Hamilton’s prolific career, exploring his relationship to painting, photography, television and design, as well as his various collaborations with fellow artists.
Considered by many as the founding figure of pop art, some highlights of his experimental career on display next month will include his ground-breaking installation, Fun House, as well as his depiction of Mick Jagger from the iconic series Swingeing London 67. It is a print from this particular series that has been a treasured part of the John Jones Art Collection for over 20 years. Richard Hamilton’s unfaltering interest in popular culture and politics will also be seen in his images of various other stars from the last 60 years, including Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair.
Several talks and lectures will run throughout the course of the exhibition, including those by curator of the show, Mark Godfrey and by art critic, Hal Foster. The Members Evening Private View will take place on Tuesday 18th February.