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Q.E.D.

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1993 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hamilton, Richard, born 1922 - died 2011 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Computer-aided colour laser print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.1075-1993

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case 19G

Physical description

A collage of various cut-out elements from commercial graphics used to create a bizarre interior scene. The walls are decorated with computer circuit boards and there are two windows depicting exterior scenes; one showing a tank the other showing a crowded scene of people in a refugee camp in Africa (probably Ethiopia or Somalia). Hamilton's work 'Just what is it that makes today's homes do different, so appealing' hangs on the wall to the right whilst General Idea's AIDS poster hangs on the left of the room. Standing at the right of the room is a female bodybuilder holding a 'Stop Children' sign. In the middle of the room there is a table upon which there is a microwave and a plate of fish fingers. To the left of the image there is a man sitting at a desk and working with various pieces of computing and telephone equipment. Beside this is a statue of a caricature of Margaret Thatcher upon a plinth inscribed with the name of the artist 'Jeff Koons'. Hanging from the ceiling is a light fitting in the form of a planet.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1993 (printed)

Artist/maker

Hamilton, Richard, born 1922 - died 2011 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Computer-aided colour laser print

Marks and inscriptions

'Richard Hamilton'
Signed in pencil

'For the V&A'
Inscribed

'AP'
Inscribed

Dimensions

Height: 20.9 cm sheet, Width: 19.6 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Print by Richard Hamilton, artist's proof for 'Q.E.D.', computer-aided colour laser print, Great Britain, 1993

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1993

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Laser print

Subjects depicted

Television; Planet; AIDS; Tanks; Man; Traffic signs; Computers; Video tapes; Microwave; Woman; People; Telephones; Audio equipment

Categories

Gender and Sexuality; Prints; Collages; Politics; Interiors; Household objects; Computer Art; Africa

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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