Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different?

Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)

Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?  1992 remake of an iconic pop art image Hamilton created for the seminal 1956 exhibition “This is tomorrow” at the Whitechapel Gallery.

A digital print on paper, signed in pencil and numbered 3270 / 5000.  Comes with QED information sheet about the process.

The remake came about as Hamilton was invited by the BBC to demonstrate how computers and new technology were being used by artists in their work, for a programme called QED. He decided to recreate the experience of making the original 1996 collaged work – which he had done with cutting out and pasting images from comics and magazines – using the Quantel Paintbox application on an Apple computer, a Kodak camera, a scanner and a large Canon copier.  It provided an ideal opportunity to revisit how times had changed from the original collage hence we see the introduction of a microwave, a female bodybuilder now holding the lollipop instead of the man, space travel, a computer and a Margaret Thatcher puppet.  Also the reference to AIDS in the artwork on the wall and his original collage shown on the right hand side.  The process, which involved learning how to use new technology, resizing, masking etc took many weeks

Collections: The Tate


Measurements: 30 x 22 cm sheet size

Condition: Unframed in excellent condition

This work has now been sold