Richard HAMILTON, A dedicated follower of fashion Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain 1922 – 2011

A dedicated follower of fashion 1980 Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio photogravure, engraving, open bite, lift-ground and aquatint Support: Arches BFK Rives medium-weight white wove paper.
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark l.r " BFK"
Edition State: editioned state.
Impression: 46/100
Edition: Edition of 100 plus 10 artist's proofs and 4 stage proofs.
Publisher: Waddington Graphics
Place Published: Paris
Date Published: 1980

Edition Notes: printed at Atelier Crommelynck
Primary Insc: Pencil l.l below plate-mark,"R Hamilton 46/100".Blind stamp publisher's chopmark l.r. corner,"WG"[within rectangle]
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed l.r, in pencil "1987.1508".
Dimensions: plate-mark 58.2 h x 38.0 w cm sheet 76.0 h x 56.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1987
Accession No: NGA 87.1508

Richard Hamilton was particularly concerned with the photographic image and pop culture.  In A dedicated follower of fashion, the central image is based on a photograph Hamilton picked out of a wastepaper bin while visiting a photographic company in Hamburg in 1969, while its title was appropriated from the song by The Kinks.  This can be seen as part of Hamilton’s continuous exploration of the boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’ art.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra