DUST JACKET FOR COLLECTED WORDS

Richard Hamilton, 1983, 46.5 x 62 cm

“I produced a very serious piece of writing trying to express what I had been doing in painting. And I used collage, pastiche, and all the other devices that were applicable to paintings, which seemed to be easily converted to the written word. And within a week of that being published I met Erica Brausen in the gallery on Bond Street: ‘Say, what about coming up to Highgate?’ And she said, ‘Well, I won’t bother coming up to Highgate but I saw that piece in the magazine and let’s fix up a show.’ It struck me then that the power of the word is greater than the power of the brush.” (Richard Hamilton)

(“Collected Words,” Rob Giampietro, Dot Dot Dot #14, 2007)