For decades the most continually provocative of British artists, Richard Hamilton (1922-2011, right) was long concerned with the great themes of Western painting. At the time of his death, he was completing plans for an exhibition at the National Gallery, London, to include the first public showing of what turned out to be his final work. Based on Balzac's short story, The Unknown Masterpiece, it depicts three masters of painting-Poussin, Courbet, and Titian-contemplating a reclining female nude and reflecting on the ...

Richard Hamilton: The Late Works 2012, National Gallery Company Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781857095487