Richard Hamilton (born 1922 in London, UK, died 2011) was a British painter and graphic designer. Upon graduating from the Royal Academy Schools and the Slade School of Art in the 1950s, he became a member of The Independent Group, an artist association regarded as the forerunner of the British Pop-Art movement. Inspired by the American culture of commerce, Richard Hamilton worked with materials such as Hollywood-posters, footage and… Read more
About the artwork
Readymade Shadows is from a body of work produced by Hamilton in conjunction with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in NYC. The print captures a replica of Duchamp’s readymade Bicycle Wheel of 1913 suspended like a dancer pirouetting mid-air.