KENT STATE

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

KENT STATE 1970

Richard Hamilton (1922 – 2011)

Details

Dimension
73.2 X 102 CM
Media
SCREENPRINT
Accession number
P1394

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. The use of photography has long been an integral part of Hamilton’s working process. Kent State was taken from a still photograph of a television screen broadcasting the nightly news from the BBC. The work was printed by Dietz Offizin, Bavaria and published by Dorothea Leonhart, Munich in an edition of 5000.