From his early exhibition designs of the 1950s to his final paintings of 2011, this display explores the work of one of the founding figures of pop art.

The first retrospective to encompass the full scope of Richard Hamilton's 60-year career, it includes examples of his painting, photography, design and television production, as well as his collaborations with other artists.

Hamilton is best known for his pivotal role in the birth of pop art and his groundbreaking installation Fun House – which combines images from movie-posters, magazines and art history – forms the centrepiece of the exhibition.

Other works include the life-long series of Polaroid portraits taken by other artists, such as Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and his final computer-aided paintings, inspired by the Italian Renaissance masters.

Thought is also given to the importance of his exhibition designs and installations. On display is a recreation of Lobby, in which a painting of a hotel lobby in echoed by a column and staircase in the gallery room itself.

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