Hamilton's Unfulfilled Ulysses Quest
on 21 June 2014
Britain's father of pop art, Richard Hamilton, once sought to create the definitive collection of illustrations for James Joyce's epic novel Ulysses. While he wasn't able to complete the mission, he did amass 60 drawings and prints. The British Museum exhibited the works back in 2002 and a selection once again went on display for free on 16 June 2014—but only because they were turned it over to the government as a replacement for almost £1 million in back taxes the artist's estate owed since Hamilton's 2011 death.