Prints and Photography

August 08 - 13, 2020

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LOT 72
Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)
  • Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)
  • Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)
  • Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)

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Richard Hamilton (1922-2011), British

ESQUISSE (SKETCH), (ALSO KNOWN AS DOUBLE HAPPINESS, SHIZIZHI), 1972 [LULLIN, 87]

Soft-ground etching with handcolouring with colour pencil on Hodgkinson Waterleaf paper; signed, titled, and numbered 22/40 in pencil to margin (there were also 4 artist's proofs). Published by Petersburg Press, London.
Plate/Sheet 7.5 x 10.6 in — 19.1 x 26.9 cm; 14.5 x 17.75 in — 36.5 x 45 cm

Estimate $1,200-$1,800

Realised: $960
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About artist/note:

This work is also uniquely titled, also known as “Double Happiness” (and "Double Happiness Shizizhi”) which references a popular brand of Chinese toilet tissue.

Literature:

Edition Hansjörg Mayer in association with Waddington Graphics, "Richard Hamilton: Prints 1939-83", Stuttgart and London 1984, no. 85 (another from the edition illustrated).

Provenance:

Private Collection, Victoria, BC