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Hamilton was a member of the Independent Group, formed in the 1950s by artists and writers at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, whose work contributed to the development of Pop art in Britain. During the 1960s Hamilton taught at the London Central School of Arts and Crafts and University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He designed a typographic version of Duchamp’s Green Box, published in 1960, and in 1965-6, under the guidance of the artist, reconstructed Duchamp’s The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass). He has had a long career as a print-maker, and in 1983 won the World Print Council Award. Retrospective exhibitions of Hamilton’s work have been held at the Hanover Gallery, 1964, the Tate Gallery, 1970. In 1992 the Tate Gallery in London organised a major retrospective of Hamilton’s career with an accompanying catalogue which provides the most comprehensive review of his career. In 1993 Hamilton represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale and was awarded the Golden Lion.Hamilton’s work has been shown in major exhibitions, museums and galleries throughout the world, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bielefeld, Birmingham, Bremen, Derry, Dublin, Kassel, Ljubliana, London, Milan, New York, Paris, Porto, San Francisco, Tokyo, Stockholm, Vienna.Catalogues Raisonnés: Richard Hamilton, Prints1939 – 83, London & Stuttgart 1984; Richard Hamilton, Prints 1984 – 91 London & Stuttgart 1992; Richard Hamilton New Technology and Printmaking, London 1998

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