Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?

London painter, collagist and “godfather” of pop art who inspired Warhol, Hirst and countless others, Richard Hamilton died today at the age of 89. Best known for his iconic 1956 assemblage Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?, Hamilton was commissioned by the Beatles in the fall of 1968 to create the artwork for the band’s in-the-works double LP to be succinctly titled The Beatles, but quickly nicknamed “The White Album” for Hamilton’s stark, psychedelia-trumping cover.

Above is the artist’s collage for the original poster included with copies of the album. Hamilton pieced it together from three tea chests filled with photographs delivered to him by Paul McCartney.

“Happiness is a Warm Gun”The Beatles
“I Will”The Beatles

:Jeff

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