Marcel Duchamp

Richard Hamilton (born 1922)
Poster, 1968

Private collection

<< Return

Richard Hamilton, known for his role in the development of English pop art, became an avid follower of Duchamp after first seeing his work in a 1952 Tate Gallery exhibition. Inspired, Hamilton began a project to translate Duchamp’s Green Box into English.

Following Duchamp’s 1963 retrospective in Pasadena, Hamilton made a replica of The Large Glass, which Duchamp cosigned as a joint work. In 1966, Hamilton’s replica was part of an exhibition he organized at the Tate entitled “The Almost Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp.” Hamilton made this poster of Duchamp with the Three Oculist Witnesses (part of the Large Glass) in conjunction with his exhibition.

<< Return

Listen to co-curator James McManus discuss this image: