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Reaper by Richard Hamilton

Reaper by Richard Hamilton

Petersburg Press



Edition Size: 300 + 30 artist's proofs

Image Size: 6.75 x 9.75 inches

Sheet Size: 11.25 x 12.75 inches

Reference: Giedion, Sigfried, et al. Sigfried Giedion Und Richard Hamilton: Reaper. JRP Ringier Kunstverlag, 2017. Richard Hamilton Prints 1939-83, Edition Hansjorg Mayer 1984, no. 20


Condition: Excellent

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Etching on J. Whatman paper. Edition approximately 300 + 30 artist’s proofs: this example was a gift from the artist and is signed but not numbered. Printed by Hartmut Frielinghaus in 1977.

This abstract geometric print is from Richard Hamilton’s early series of “Reaper works” (1949), inspired by Sigfried Giedion’s 1948 publication “Mechanization Takes Command”, in which the Swiss art historian describes the advancing mechanization of everyday life.

A copy of this print was exhibited at “Reaper. Richard Hamilton und Sigfried Giedion” May 3 – June 25, 2017, Graphische Sammlung, Zürich, Switzerland

A copy of this print is in the collection of Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain


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Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton is a painter and collage artist who was born in London in 1922 and studied at the Royal Academy School from 1938 to 1940. He returned to the Royal Academy School in 1946 after having left to study engineering draughtsmanship at a Government Training Centre, however he was expelled on grounds of “not profiting from the instruction” and subsequently enrolled at the Slade School of Art from 1948 to 1951.

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