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.
Hommage a Chrysler Corp by Richard Hamilton, 1957
© Richard Hamilton. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2007
- Oil, metal foil, & collage on panel
- 122 x 81 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £30,000 ( Total: £200,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Purchased by E.J.Power 1964; Waddington Galleries.