Pop Art exhibition is winter highlight at Barbican

Date Posted: 25/06/2013

The origins of artistic movement Pop Art comes under scrutiny as part of the Barbican’s autumn/winter exhibition, Pop Art Design – running from 22nd October until the 9th February.

Brash, colourful and playful, Pop Art was a movement that signalled a radical change of artistic direction during the post-war period of the late 1950s to the early 1970s.

Pop Art Design promises to be the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the origins, motives and methods of the relationship between design and art that spawned the movement.

Pop Art 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.

What can school groups expect to see at Pop Art Design?

The exhibition brings together around 200 works, by over 70 artists and designers, including Peter Blake, Judy Chicago, Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and more.

Pop Art Design also presents a wealth of graphic material from posters and magazines to album sleeves, as well as film, photography and documentation of Pop interiors and architecture.

For further school trip information visit www.barbican.org.uk.

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