Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?
Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Created for the catalogue of the seminal 1956 exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, recognised as the genesis of Pop Art, this piece by Hamilton is considered to be the first genuine work of Pop. A contemporary Adam and Eve surrounded by the tempting delights of the post-war consumer boom with Adam as a muscleman and Eve perched on a couch wearing a lampshade.
Pop Art, British Pop Art, Photomontage
Born: 24 February 1922, London, England
Died: 13 September 2011, London, England
Hamilton was a painter and collage artist. His 1955 exhibition Man, Machine and Motion are considered to be among the earliest works of Pop Art