Euronews covers the Tate’s new Richard Hamilton retrospective. They asked William Feaver to explain the godfather of Pop art’s work”:
“It’s like coming back into a kind of encyclopedic reunion of work that’s almost entirely Richard’s idea of how things are represented in the 20th, early 21st centuries and how in art most things are a kind of digestive process. He takes other people’s art, he turns it to his own account, he makes very ingenious, clever, witty, sarcastic, fan-club images out of things which have caught his eye,” Feaver said.
Far from simply referencing popular culture in his work, Hamilton addressed wider contemporary and political issues, with the aim of showing how media transformed information.