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BagWise Picks : Richard Hamilton

From the 13th of February and until the 26th of May, Richard Hamilton is at the Tate Modern.

Richard Hamilton is most renowned for his eminent role in the birth of pop art, and is considered one of the earliest pop art-artists in the world. His interest in film and advertisement are the logic behind his influential early pieces, reflecting and stressing everyday, commonplace values.

His influence on other artists is unmissable and his contributions to modern art are prominent and widely acclaimed, leaving his values and interests immortally acclaimed.

The Tate Modern is showcasing the first recollective exhibition of Hamilton’s work, exploring early designs from the 50s, to his final works of 2011. This includes his most famous masterpieces, such as Fun House and The Treatment Room, but also gives you a chance to see the copious inspirations and interests that made an impact on his work. 

A particularly powerful reflection of Hamilton’s work is his interest in contemporary issues and political subjects, with portraits and figures of prominent political figures, including also a display of protests and disruptions such as the Kent State shootings and the IRA. On top of all this is also his interest and passion for interiors, architecture and design, where deceptions of intricate existing buildings and objects leave you marvelled at his genius.

This is a must see exhibition if you are in London. Hamilton's work resonates with popular culture, exploring design, pattern and digital media. And you might even be lucky enough to bump into the BagWise team there.