Kent State

Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)

Kent State, a 1970 screenprint on Schoeller Dürex paper printed by Dietz Offizin, Lengmoos, Bavaria and published by Dorothea Leonhart, Munich in an edition of 5000

Signed and numbered 328/5000 in pencil.  Blind stamped lower right corner.

Kent State is a screenprint from a photograph taken by Hamilton of the TV screen during a news broadcast.  In May 1970 a series of protests against US involvement in Vietnam took place on the campus of Kent State University, leading to a mass shooting of student protestors by the national guard.

Collections: The Tate

The making of this print was a complex task.  Many transparent colours were layered over each other to build the image, creating long drying times.  The artist described it as a once in a lifetime experience.



Measurements: 67 x 87 cm image size approx

Condition: The condition is reflected in the asking price. It has had several edge tear repairs (professionally repaired) to upper and lower edge and bottom right corner. Some occasional scratches to image which have been restored and light rippling of paper to margins. a couple of tiny edge nudges from storage. Surface is heavily inked as described below and has a slight craquelure effect and print will need to be shipped flat, UK only. Bottom right corner is now slightly torn and fragile. Despite these points the image is not affected from a viewing point of view

This work has now been sold