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Friday, 18th Oct 2013
From Tuesday 22nd October, the Barbican Art Gallery will open with one of the first comprehensive exhibitions to explore the origins, motives and methods of Pop Art Design. Brash, colourful and playful, Pop Art was a movement that signalled a radical change of direction in the postwar period. The movement shaped a new sense of cultural identity, with a focus on celebrity, mass production and the expanding industries of advertising, television, radio and print media.
Pop Art Design brings together nearly 200 works by over 70 artists and designers, including iconic pieces by the likes of Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton and Roy Lichtenstein. The exhibition also features objects from Charles and Ray Eames, Allen Jones and Ettore Sottsass, interspersed with posters, magazines, album sleeves and film clips.
Speaking of the exhibition, the gallery's Senior Curator Jane Alison says: "featuring key Pop artists and groundbreaking designers, it's a must see for anyone fascinated by this iconic period and its enduring legacy". Pop Art Design will run from Tuesday 22nd October 2013 - Sunday 9th February 2014.
For more information, please visit: www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery
Thursday, 25th Jul 2013
Earlier this week, we took a visit to new exhibition More Than Fair at London's RCA, featuring the work of the late British artist and musician Ian Dury. A student of Pop Art icon Sir Peter Blake, Ian studied at Walthamstow School of Art before joining the prestigious Royal College in 1963. The exhibition has been curated by Ian’s daughter Jemima Dury, former confederate Kosmo Vinyl and the one time Stiff Records art director, Jules Balme.
Featuring a selection of artwork from 1961 to 1972, the colourful exhibition showcases Ian's immersion in pop culture, referencing celebrities, singers and showgirls. The artist developed a friendship with tutor Peter Blake, who was so confident in his student's work that he would pass over projects from time to time. More Than Fair was made possible thanks to donations from the RCA, Ian's former band The Blockheads, the general public and many more. The exhibition will run until 1st September 2013.