Richard Hamilton (born 1922 in London, UK; died 2011) was a British painter and graphic designer. 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, Hamilton worked with materials such as Hollywood-posters, footage and advertising leaflets. The artist soon became a central figure in the international… 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.