Richard Hamilton

I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas

I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas by Richard Hamilton

Artwork Detail

The source of I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas is a frame from the film 'Holiday Inn' and shows Bing Crosby crossing a hotel lobby. A continuing preoccupation of Hamilton's has been the question of how technical advances affect the way we perceive the world around us. Just as the film scene is a fiction contrived from illusionistic set design, lighting, camera angles, lenses and controlled colour processing, so too the artist modulates the screenprint through the application of collage and hand-painting. (Andy and Friends, 1999)

I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas
Richard Hamilton
Production date
screenprint on collotype with collage
750 x 1010 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
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International Art
Display status
Not on display

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