This poster is one of a group of paintings and prints Richard Hamilton made after his art dealer Robert Fraser and Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, were arrested (and in Fraser’s case eventually imprisoned) for the possession of drugs in 1967.
Work of the week: Swingeing London 67 by Richard Hamilton | Tate
" Having grown up in Ballarat on the edge of urban sprawl overlooking farms that were soon gobbled up by houses. The repetition of the houses and the paddocks that were slowly holding less livestock and becoming weed infested as suburbia took over. The farmer who was only to aware of the fate that awaited the farm.The hot summers that dried out the paddocks and the houses that large trees had yet to grow around, and truck loads of lawn mowers" Nick Morris