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Object: A Postal Card - For Mother
Series: S.M.S. No. 1
A sepia picture postcard depicting a crowded beach identified as 'SANDS AND PROMENADE, WHITLEY BAY' (bottom left), the middle of which can be opened out to reveal eight accordion-folded black and white photographs of the same scene, progressively focusing-in on an image of children playing with a beach ball until the image becomes abstracted. Verso: unwritten postcard layout with 'A RICHARD HAMILTON NOVELTY' printed at the top left and 'MOTHER', bottom left. 1968
Photolithograph with fold-out collage
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Height: 127 millimetres (postcard)
Width: 203 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This work is one of 11 multiples included in the portfolio 'S.M.S. No. 1' (2015,7052.1.1-11).
S.M.S., which stands for 'Shit Must Stop', is a collection of 73 original multiples presented in six portfolios, each of which was produced in an edition of approximately 2000. The project was founded by William Copley (1919-1976), the American artist, writer, collector, patron, publisher and gallerist, who set up The Letter Edged in Black Press with Dmitri Petrov to publish the works. The portfolios were released over the course of 1968 (in February, April, June, August, October and December) and were posted out to subscribers for the affordable price of $125.
For more information on the project and on 'S.M.S. No. 1', see the curatorial comment for 2015,7052.1.1.
- Not on display
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