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Richard Hamilton dies at 89; British Pop Art pioneer
Richard Hamilton dies at 89; British Pop Art pioneer

Richard Hamilton, a British Pop Art pioneer who was credited with coining the name for a movement marked by its ironic and iconic use of commercial and pop culture imagery, has died. He was 89.The Gagosian Gallery, which represents Hamilton, said the artist died Tuesday at an undisclosed location in Britain. It did not give the cause of death.A painter and printmaker born in London in 1922, Hamilton studied at the Royal Academy Schools and the Slade School of Fine Art.He made waves with a prescient 1956 collage — "Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?" — that pictured a physically idealized naked couple posing in an interior stuffed with products,...

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