Richard Hamilton
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Richard Hamilton (1922 – 2011) was a British painter and collage artist. His 1956 collage, “Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing? is considered by critics and historians to be one of the early works of Pop art. Also successful teacher, lecturer and curator, Hamilton was even one of the first to write a formal definition of Pop Art, in a 1957 letter to Alison and Peter Smithson, saying among other things that it was: "popular, transient, expendable, low-cost, mass-produced, young, witty, sexy and Big Business". Hamilton deconstructed the technology of cinema with a series of paintings and prints inspired by film stills and publicity shots, like “Swingeing London” (1969), based on the event of Mick Jagger and Gallerist Robert Fraser arrested in for drug possession.

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