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Richard Hamilton (b. 1922)
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's… Read more From the collection of the late Ernest Donagh Ernest Donagh (1941-2007) was born in Wednesbury in Staffordshire. He studied at Staffordshire Art School and Goldsmiths, and from 1967-1977 was a fine art lithographer for Editions Alecto and the Petersburg Press. Ernie, as he was known, was a specialist in stone lithography and collaborated with many important artists, including David Hockney, Jim Dine, Frank Stella and Richard Hamilton. An accomplished artist in his own right Ernie had many exhibitions of his own paintings, prints and ceramics throughout his life. Ernie gave his collection of prints to his three daughters, a selection of which are presented here for sale (lots 157, 162, 163, 164, 172 and 201). See also Prints and Multiples, South Kensington, 14 September (lots 53, 330, 332 and 337) and Post-war and Contemporary Art, South Kensington, 16 September (lot 91).
Richard Hamilton (b. 1922)

Toaster (Lullin 63)

Richard Hamilton (b. 1922)
Toaster (Lullin 63)
offset lithograph and screenprint in colours with collaged metalized polyester, 1967, on TH Saunders paper, signed in pencil, dated July 67 and dedicated Ernie's proof, one of seven artist's proofs aside from the edition of 75, published by the artist, the full sheet, the metalized polyester recently replaced under the supervision of the artist, a short crease in the text at lower left, otherwise in very good condition
L. 791 x 584 mm., S. 887 x 635 mm.
Given by the artist to the printer Ernest Donagh (1941-2007). Then by descent to the present owners.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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Lot Essay

Toaster reflects Hamilton's interest in consumer culture and modern design. He wrote about the chief designer of the electrical goods company Braun: 'My admiration for the work of Dieter Rams is intense and I have for years been uniquely attracted towards his design sensibility; so much so that his consumer products have come to occupy a place in my heart and consciousness that the Mont Sainte-Victoire did in Cezanne's.'

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