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When Britain Went Pop – British Pop Art The Early Years

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ISBN: 9786000086947
Format: paperback
Year published: 2013
Publisher: Christie's
Total Pages: 364 Pages
Illustrations: Colour and Black & White illustration throughout.
Height: 27.7 cm

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“Pop Art is: popular (designed for a mass audience), transient (short-term solution), expendable (easily-forgotten), low-cost, mass-produced, young (aimed at youth), witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous, Big Business” – Richard Hamilton In October 2013 Waddington Custot Galleries, in association with Christie’s, staged When Britain Went Pop!, an exhibition exploring the early revolutionary years of the British Pop Art movement, which will launch Christie’s new gallery space in Mayfair. This was the first comprehensive exhibition of British Pop Art to be held in London. When Britain Went Pop! aimed to show how Pop Art began in Britain and how British artists like Richard Hamilton, Peter Blake, David Hockney, Allen Jones and Patrick Caulfield irrevocably shifted the boundaries between popular culture and fine art, leaving a legacy both in Britain and abroad. A catalogue accompanied the exhibition, with an essay by the pre-eminent authority on British Pop art, Marco Livingstone, and interviews with artists and key figures of the time. It also also illustrate a selection of Lord Snowdon’s original photographs from the book, as well as the film ‘Pop goes the Easel’ and other contextual material to bring this period to life.

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