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Prior to his death, Richard Hamilton was planning an exhibition for the National Gallery. One year later, works by the artist inspired by figures from Balzac to Duchamp are on display in the gallery's Sunley Room.
Richard Hamilton, The Balzac, 2011
The Estate of Richard Hamilton
This highly personal exhibition by one of Britain’s most influential artists traces an intriguing path leading to his unfinished and unseen final work, Le Chef-d’oeuvre inconnu – a painting in three parts.
Up until his death at 89, Richard Hamilton (1922-2011) was planning this major exhibition of recent works conceived specifically for the National Gallery and including work never before seen by the public. The exhibition as a whole encapsulates many of the significant directions Hamilton’s art had taken over recent decades, when his international reputation soared.
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Open daily, 10am – 6pm (Fri, 10am – 9pm)
Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan
What the critics say
In all these pictures, Hamilton delights in illusory spaces that he builds with the mathematical methods of perspective painting
In this National Gallery show, pieces by the politicised provocateur resonate with London's current art frenzy
The late Richard Hamilton's final works are on show at the National Gallery in a perfect tribute to a great experimental artist