The politics of a global Pop

The world may seem in turmoil today, but that’s nothing on the late Sixties and early Seventies. Looking back at those days through the prism of Tate Modern’s The World Goes Pop (until 24 Jan 2016) is a harsh reminder of how close it all got to going up in smoke. Pop is generally associated…

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Hamilton’s post war Pop

Richard Hamilton is touted as Britain’s most important post war artist, but I have to admit that a year ago when the National Gallery showed his late works, I simply didn’t get them. Meeting the same paintings again in the last rooms of this huge Tate Modern retrospective (until 26 May), they made sense. There…

Installation view - Pop Art Design

Pop Art part of life today

Pop Art epitomises all the glamour and confidence of a prosperous America. The colours are loud and brash, the statements playful and the spirit happy.  So much of it is infused into our daily life, that we now don’t even notice it as a thing apart. The Barbican’s Pop Art Design (until 9 Feb) highlights…