Tate Modern to host retrospective of Richard Hamilton’s work


The Tate Modern, located in the heart of Bankside next to the River Thames, is famed for its world-renowned collection of contemporary art and exhibitions.

This February 13th, the gallery will be hosting a major exhibition of artist Richard Hamilton's work, one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

He is considered the founding father of the colourful – and experimental – Pop Art movement, which broke the mould of traditional art.

The Tate Modern will be presenting the first retrospective to encompass the full scope of Hamilton’s work, from his early exhibition designs of the 1950s to his final paintings of 2011.

This exhibition "explores his relationship to design, painting, photography and television", as well as his engagement and collaborations with other artists.

His groundbreaking installation Fun House, 1956, is considered one of his best works of art. The centrepiece of the exhibition, the work will be shown alongside a print of the era-defining 'Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?'.

His work also includes popular celebrities of the time, including Mick Jagger in 'Swingeing London 67' (1968–9) as well as Bing Crosby and Marilyn Monroe.

He also explores current affairs in his art, such as news-worthy events and political figures, including Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair in such works as Treatment Room (1984) and Shock and Awe (2010).

The Tate Modern is located in Bankside, close to both London Bridge and Waterloo stations, as well as a multitude of London hotels.