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‘Interior II’, Richard Hamilton, 1964

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Richard Hamilton 1922-2011

T00912 Interior II 1964

Not inscribed.
Oil, metal relief and assemblage on board, 48 x 64 (122 x 162.5).
Purchased from the Robert Fraser Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1967.
Exh: Hanover Gallery, October–November 1964 (34, repr. in an earlier state but exh. complete); Robert Fraser Gallery, Studio Marconi, Milan, June 1966 (15); group exhibition, Robert Fraser Gallery, January-February 1967 (40).
Lit: Richard Morphet, ‘Richard Hamilton’s “Interior II”, 1964’, in Burlington Magazine, CX, 1968, p. 219,repr. p. 217, pl. 76.
Repr: Art International, X, No. 8, October 1966, p. 16 (in colour).

This is one of ten works by Richard Hamilton based on a publicity still, in which actress Patricia Knight is prominently seen, from the 1940s film ‘Shockproof’. The still had been used as part of a first year students’ exercise devised by Hamilton at the University Fine Art Department, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The artist wrote (in the catalogue

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