Saturday, April 2, 2011

Richard Hamilton



  1. Irwin 'Zabo' Koszewski becomes a Pop Art icon.
    Just What Is It that Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?
    Considered one of the first examples of "Pop Art" Note the tootsie pop in case the viewer didn't get it
    From a long ago time before Photoshop.

  2. Such a long title, I didn't feel like writing it all out.

    Years ago when I first saw this, I didn't know it was a Tootsie Pop - my mind immediately assumed it was a tennis racket or lacrosse stick or something dealing with sports.

    The canned ham is also a nice touch.

  3. HA. I always thought it was a tennis racket too. When I looked it up to make sure I got the title correct, I ran into a couple of sites; one almost a dissertation explaining the potential symbolism of every image in it (yes the canned ham too), and another all about the "disputed" creator of the collage

  4. Ugh. There's really no right answer as far as the symbolism goes unless the artist tells you himself what he was striving for.
    It's just like Bob Dylan's lyrics and those who try to decipher them.
    I'm not a big fan of Pop Art but I do dig this one. Mainly because the lampshade on the gal's head is symbolic of social unrest and anti-empirical values.


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