MY MARILYN

© R. Hamilton. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018.

MY MARILYN 1965

Richard Hamilton (1922 – 2011)

Details

Dimension
68.9 X 84.1 CM
Media
SCREENPRINT
Accession number
P1194

Summary

Hamilton made his first etchings and drypoints as a student in the late 1930s. Throughout the following decade he continued to use etching, drypoint and aquatint and experimented with lithography, but it was the influential screenprints incorporating photographic and hand-drawn stencils made in the 1960s which brought him international acclaim as a printmaker. My Marilynwas based on a group of photographs annotated by the actress. The first proofs were made at the art school (Newcastle) where Hamilton was then teaching. By his own account ‘I proofed the Marilyn print myself, making screens and printing rather ineptly to produce a number of variations … One of the proofs was used as the basis for a reprinting with Kelpra Studio. The final work was printed at Kelpra Studio, London and published by Editions Alecto, London in an edition of 75.

Further reading:
Richard Hamilton: Prints, Multiples and Drawings, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester 1972
Out of Print British Printmaking 1946-1976, The British Council 1994
As is When A Boom in British Printmaking 1961-1972, The British Council 2003