'Father of pop art' Hamilton dies aged 89: gallery
Tuesday 13 September 2011
British artist Richard Hamilton, known as the father of pop art, died Tuesday at the age of 89, the gallery which represented him said.
"This is a very sad day for all of us and our thoughts are with Richard's family, particularly his wife Rita and his son Rod," said gallery owner Larry Gagosian.
Hamilton was best known for his pop art collages, such as the 1956 work featuring a bodybuilder and entitled "Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?"
The collage was credited by some as the beginning of the English pop art movement.
He also designed the plain white cover for the Beatles' "White Album" of 1968.
Hamilton is believed to have died after an illness, but the Gagosian Gallery did not give any more details about the cause or say where he died.
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star dies at age 45
'Phallic symbols' found hidden in famous Pre-Raphaelite painting 'Isabella' by John Everett Millais
Game of Thrones season 4 blooper reel unveiled at Comic-Con 2014
Top Gear Burma episode breached Ofcom rules over Jeremy Clarkson's racial slur
Freddie Prinze Jr on 24: 'Kiefer Sutherland was the most unprofessional dude in the world – I hated every moment of it'
How did our legends really begin?
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
- < Previous
- Next >