Artist and publisher Richard Hamilton British
Offset in London; screenprinted by Kelpra Studio Limited British

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Hamilton, who demonstrated a sustained interest in industrial design throughout his career, often took as his subjects quotidian objects, such as this Braun toaster. Toaster is the first print in which Hamilton combined different techniques: the background is an offset print, and the black casing and knobs of the toaster, as well as the shadow it casts and the artist’s name (which replaces the Braun logo), are screenprinted. The text in the lower portion comes from Braun advertising brochures and simulates the typeface used by the manufacturer.

Toaster, Richard Hamilton (British, London 1922–2011 Oxfordshire), Offset lithograph in four colors, screenprinted from four stencils with collages metalized polyester

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