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© Estate of Richard Hamilton. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2012.
Collotype and screenprint on Ivorex paper, 1984
Given anonymously 1991
Based on Hamilton's 1974 watercolour Europhotel., which he adapted and altered by overprinting a collotype of the image with eighteen stencilled screens. The watercolour was itself derived from a postcard of the lobby of the Hotel Europa in Berlin, which Hamilton later visited, commenting: 'There was only one position in which a camera could make an interesting shot and it needed a much wider angle than my 35 mm lens. The postcard photographer had found just the spot and ... possessed the [exact] lens to perform the magic.' Hamilton went on to make paintings and an installation of the same subject.
The print was made in Stuttgart: the screenprinting was done in collaboration with Frank Kicherer, Stuttgart, and the edition printed by Eberhard Schreiber. It was published by Waddington Graphics, London