Hamilton's Gallery - Penn/Warhol: Signs

Ever since antiquity, signs have served as messengers for the promotion of a business’s wares or services. These physical traces of human activity have become imbued with a range of cultural connotations and associations throughout the course of civilisation’s evolution. Whether drawn on the storefronts of Pompeii, carved out of wood and hung over shop entrances in Edo Japan, painted on panels and displayed in windows in Europe or America, or created and displayed in myriad other ways, these manifestations of commerce are a touchstone of quotidian activity.
Presented together for the first time ever, Hamiltons’ exhibits Irving Penn’s and Andy Warhol’s perspectives on this cultural phenomenon side by side.

Start date: November 2, 2017
End date: January 5, 2018
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