Just what was it that made yesterday's homes so different, so appealing?

Richard Hamilton British
Publisher Waddington Graphics British

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This print is based on a small collage from 1956 that Hamilton made for “This is Tomorrow,” an exhibition of the Independent Group at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London. An icon of early British Pop art, the densely composed collage teems with images clipped from magazines according to the artist’s prescribed inventory: Man, Woman, Humanity, History, Food, Newspapers, Cinema, TV, Telephone, Comics (picture information), Words (textual information), Tape recording (aural information), Cars, Domestic Appliances, and Space. In 2004, after further advances in ink-jet printing, Hamilton made an “upgraded” version of this print on an Apple Macintosh (MMA 2004.527).

Just what was it that made yesterday's homes so different, so appealing?, Richard Hamilton (British, London 1922–2011 Oxfordshire), Color laser print

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