Richard Hamilton's Braun Admiration
on 15 February 2014
The late British artist and Pop Art pioneer Richard Hamilton is currently the subject of a major retrospective at London's Tate Modern. Surprisingly, as Phaidon points out, Hamilton's interest in the ready-made was keenly focused on all things Braun, among other consumer objects. The former electrical apprentice even wrote the text for a Berlin exhibition on Braun in 1980, in which he explained, "My admiration for [Dieter Rams' work] is intense and I have for years been uniquely attracted towards his design sensibility." The gamut of Hamilton's varied cultural interests and artistic prowess can now be seen at the Tate Modern through 26 May 2014.