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Artist Richard Hamilton Dies

English Pop artist, Richard Hamilton has died at the age of 89.

Many credit him with being the inventor of pop art. His 1956 collage titled “Just What is it that Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So¬†Appealing?” used the word POP written on a lollypop held by a muscle man in the collage. This may have been the first coinage of the art term.

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Gina Genis has exhibited her work in museums and galleries across the U.S. She is included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Hard Rock Casino, Orange County Transit District, IBM, and the Sarah and Adam Markman Collection among others. Her Window Peeping series was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, and solo shows at Gallery 825 and Cypress College. The June Gloom series was exhibited in a solo show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The Kala series has been exhibited at MPLS Photo Center, Cypress College, and Gallery 825. Economy Portraits was created as an Artist In Residence project at the Huntington Beach Art Center, and was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011 by the OC Weekly. She recently curated Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international, award-winning photo and multi-media journalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to much critical acclaim. Recent reviews of her work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and more. She leads the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where she teaches beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. She also teaches online courses through The Compelling Image.

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