A portrait of Richard Hamilton by Harold Cohen printed in green and red ink. Numbered 38 of an edition of 40 copies, printed by Chris Prater at Kelpra Studios, London 1967.Printed on thick wove paper with the imprint of the Kelpra Studio on verso.In very good condition, with narrow margins as published.
Sheet size 649 x 737 mm
This is one from the set of eight prints that Harold Cohen made of his friend and teacher, Richard Hamilton, who Cohen met whilst at the Royal College of Art.The screen print titled ‘Richard H’,printed in silver ink, was printed in a numbered edition of 50 copies. The other prints from the series appear to have been of a smaller numbered edition size of 40. Printed by Chris Prater at Kelpra Studios, London 1967.The set is in the Tate Gallery Collection.
‘I want to propose that art is fundamentally representational: a work of art stands for something which is not present to the viewer in the same sense that the work itself is present. I don’t mean that a work has to ‘look like’ the world, but that we should view a presentation as a set of assertions about the world rather than as a transformation of the world onto a flat surface. In short, what I mean by representation proceeded from the inside out, not the other way about.’ Harold Cohen Tate Gallery, 1983.