Richard HamiltonTowards a definitive statement on the coming trends in menswear and accessories (a) Together let us explore the stars 1962

Share this artwork

Artwork details

Artist
Richard Hamilton (1922‑2011)
Title
Towards a definitive statement on the coming trends in menswear and accessories (a) Together let us explore the stars
Date 1962
MediumOil paint, cellulose paint and printed paper on wood
Dimensionssupport: 610 x 813 mm frame: 809 x 1011 x 810 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1964
Reference
T00705
On display at Tate Modern
Exhibition: Richard Hamilton

Display caption

This work explores how masculinity and fashion can be determined by a technological environment - here signalled by the glamour of the space race, typified by John F Kennedy’s 1961 exhoratation to go to the moon. Hamilton’s investigation of the languages of advertising and popular culture through painting and collage has a critical and analytical intention as much as a poetic force. He understood that ‘the artist in twentieth-century urban life is inevitably a consumer of mass culture and potentially a contributor to it.’

August 2011

About this artwork

Find similar artworks

Artist

Category

Painting (5,306)

Decade

1960-9 (3,386)

Style or ‘-ism’

nature (37,443)
astronomy (935)
space (22)
people (21,175)
adults (19,618)
man (8,605)