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Richard Hamilton (British, 1922 - 2011)
A portrait of the artist by Francis Bacon
1970-71
Collotype and screenprint
Edition of 140
Signed, dated, numbred and titled in pencil
Sheet: 32 1/4 x 27 1/8 inches (81.9 x 68.9 cm)
Price on request

Collotype and screenprint printed in colors, a fine, fresh impression of the only known state, the full sheet printed on smooth white Schoeller Elfenbein-Karton paper, with margins, signed, dated, numbered and titled in pencil, executed in an edition of 140 (there were also 14 Artist's Proofs), the collotype printed by the artist (from a Polaroid photograph of Richard Hamilton by Francis Bacon) with the assistance of Heinz Hafner at Eberhard Schreiber, Stuttgart, the screenprint printed by the artist with the assistance of Dieter Dietz at Dietz Offizin, Lengmoos, Bavaria, published by Professional Prints A.G., Zug (Petersburg Press S.A.), with several pressure marks in the lower margin, a extremely slight nick in the left margin, otherwise in fine condition, unframed.

Exhibited:

Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Richard Hamilton, 27 June - 13 October 2014 (another example)
 
Sakura City, Chiba, Japan, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, MADE IN LONDON : Prints by Richard Hamilton, British pioneer of pop art, 02 August - 30 September 2012 (another example)
 
London, National Portrait Gallery, Richard Hamilton: Portraits of the Artist, 19 December 2011 - 14 May 2012 (another example).
 
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Richard Hamilton: Selected Prints from the Collection, 1970–2005, 16 December 2009 - 02 May 2010 (another example).
 
New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Center for British Art, Richard Hamilton: Prints and Multiples 1939-2002, 12 February - 24 May 2004
 
Winterthur, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Richard Hamilton: Prints and Multiples 1939-2002, 31 August - 24 November 2002

Literature:

Lullin, Etienne.  Richard Hamilton: Prints and Multiples 1939-2002, Kunstmuseum Winterthur/RichterVerlag Dusseldorf, pp.104-105, no.78 (another example)

Notes:

Examples from this edition are in the permanent collections of 
 
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Brooklyn Museum, New York
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Tate Gallery, London
National Portrait Gallery, London
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura City, Chiba, Japan