The paintings, drawings, and photographs on view in HOCKNEY/HAMILTON—EXPANDED GRAPHICS—an exhibition in Cologne of the early work of Richard Hamilton and David Hockney—are enhanced by two 25-minute shorts by art-film innovator James Scott.
LOVE’S PRESENTATION (1966) follows Hockney as he created his Illustrations for Fourteen Poems by C.P. Cavafy series, and RICHARD HAMILTON (1969) “brings the temples of consumption, pop stars, and crossed-out Marilyns back into circulation and dissolves them in the noise of the media from which Hamilton took them.”*
Through April 14.
From top: Richard Hamilton, My Marilyn (paste-up), 1964, oil on photographs, Museum Ludwig, Cologne; James Scott, still from Love’s Presentation (1966; Hockney drawing directly from photographs onto the plate), image courtesy of Scott; Richard Hamilton, Swingeing London 67 II, 1968, screenprint and oil on canvas, Museum Ludwig; David Hockney, Two Boys, from Illustrations for Fourteen Poems by C.P. Cavafy (1966), etching and aquatint on paper, donated to Museum Ludwig by Herbert Meyer-Ellinger and Christoph Vowinckel © David Hockney; Richard Hamilton, Palindrome, 1974, acrylic film on collotype on paper, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, loan Freunde der Art Cologne e.V., 2012. All Hamilton: © R. Hamilton, all rights reserved/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.