Hommage a Chrysler Corp by Richard Hamilton

This work is an key work in the Pop aesthetic of British art and it exemplifies certain major preoccupations of the Independent Group, of which Hamilton was a central figure.

Details

Medium:
Oil, metal foil, & collage on panel
Dimensions:
122 x 81 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30,000 ( Total: £200,000)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
Waddington Galleries

The Independent Group reacted against a number of the prevailing tendencies of British art of the post-war period, and looked to American imagery in the mass media for inspiration. This work depicts a motor showroom and the picture is heavily influenced by the imagery of large gleaming American cars, whose styling was an important topic of Independent Group discussions.

Provenance

Purchased by E.J.Power 1964; Waddington Galleries.

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