Richard HamiltonHommage à Chrysler Corp. 1957

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Artist
Richard Hamilton (1922‑2011)
Title
Hommage à Chrysler Corp.
Date 1957
MediumOil paint, metal foil and digital print on wood
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 1220 x 810 mm frame: 1479 x 1074 x 67 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1995
Reference
T06950
On display at Tate Modern
Exhibition: Richard Hamilton

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This is one of a series of five paintings by Hamilton that explore the relationship between women and cars, an association that had become a cliche of advertisements then in vogue. The image is somewhat abstracted due to the elimination of certain details and the way the remaining areas appear as disconnected shapes and marks. Such passages echo abstract paintings of the period. Nevertheless, the centre of the image can be read as a voluptuous woman, identifiable by her red lips and diagrammatic bra, seen caressing a gleaming car… (read more)

September 2004

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