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.

Museum Ludwig

Hein­rich-Böll-Platz, Cologne.

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 LudwigDavid 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 HockneyRichard 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.

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