6 September 2017

Pop Art from North Africa Explored In New Arab British Centre Exhibition

Pop Art from North Africa will put together for the first time and under the P21 Gallery roof, the artworks of fifteen creative individuals from North Africa who are all inspired by the Pop Art movement. 

26 May 2017

Wayne Thiebaud Beneath The Icing On The Cake – Edward Lucie-Smith

The now very senior Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920) has often found himself classified as a Pop artist, largely because a large part of his subject matter – still lifes of commonplace objects (in his case often items of mass-produced food) – overlaps with the kind of things that members of the American Pop movement chose to depict.

24 May 2017

Wayne Thiebaud Proto-Pop Survey Exhibition Opens At White Cube London

The American artist Wayne Thiebaud has always had the capacity to create serial images that make us think of the likeness between art and life.

2 April 2017

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James Rosenquist First Wave US Pop Artist Dies Age 83

James Rosenquist, a first wave pioneer of Pop Art has died in New York. He was 83.

9 February 2017

Jim Dine – Heart Surgery And Singing Poets A Beautiful Cacophony

Jim Dine, the American pop artist (born 1935) has unveiled a new exhibition of his latest works on paper at Alan Cristea in London.

28 September 2016

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Gerald Laing Honoured With First Posthumous Retrospective At Fine Arts Society

The first posthumous exhibition of the leading British Pop artist and sculptor Gerald Laing (1936 – 2011) has opened at The Fine Art Society in London on the fifth anniversary of his death. The exhibition features over 70 paintings and sculptures, including many of his most important works, the exhibition traces the entire trajectory of the artist’s career. Part […]

3 May 2016

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Marisol Key New York Pop Artist Dies In Obscurity Age 85

Marisol, the Venezuelan-American artist who created assemblages combining folk and Pop Art has died in Manhattan. She was 85. Marisol was a glamorous fixture on the 1960s art scene in New York. Born María Sol Escobar, she adopted the name Marisol and had her first in New York exhibition in the late 1950s. Influenced by pre-Columbian […]

14 December 2015

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Ed Ruscha: American Pop Artist Donates Print Collection To Tate

The American Pop Artist artist Ed Ruscha has donated to the national collection one impression of all future prints he creates in his lifetime. Ruscha (b.1937) is widely regarded as one of the world’s most important living artists with a career spanning six decades. These new works will be gifted to Tate and will allow public museums […]

21 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 25 – Cecilia Bengolea, Celia Hempton and Prem Sahib (by AJ Dehany)

Part 4: The Part About Me, Me, Me Nell mezzo del cammin di nostra vita… This here is the twenty-fifth piece I’ve posted about a week at Fig-2, the curatorial ultramarathon that’s putting on a new art show at the ICA every single week for fifty weeks and which I am in my own special way documenting on wordpress, aiming to do […]

5 January 2015

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Tate Modern And The World Goes Pop For 2015

Tate Modern will present ‘The World Goes Pop’, a ground-breaking exhibition revealing how artists around the world engaged with the spirit of Pop, from Latin America to Asia, and from Europe to the Middle East. The show will explode the traditional story of Pop art and show how different cultures contributed, re-thought and responded to […]

30 October 2014

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Allen Jones – Pop Artist Returns From PC Induced Isolation

Allen Jones has been vilified by a generation. Coming across as a kind Duchampian fetishist with misogynistic tendencies – Jones was an easy target. Way back in 1969 he made a a body of work that upset a great may people; three sculptures of scantily-clad female figures arranged in positions that enabled them to be […]

9 October 2014

Sigmar Polke – Alchemy, Anarchy, And The Drug-Fuelled Journey

Tate Modern presents Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010; this is the first exhibition to fully encompass the full range of materials with which the artist worked over a 47 year period of practice; and the exhibition is the first full retrospective of the late Polke’s career, bringing together paintings, films, sculptures, notebooks, slide projections and photocopies […]

21 July 2014

Mimmo Rotella Pioneer of European Pop Art: Survey Opens In Milan

A pioneer of European Pop art, Mimmo Rotella’s 150 work survey focuses on his early pieces from 1953 – 1964. Works of his contemporaries like Andy Warhol, Piero Manzoni, Cy Twombley and a signature mirrored portrait by Michelangelo Pistoletto add an interesting historical context to the beautifully curated exhibition. After returning to Rome in 1952 […]

30 October 2013

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Pop Artist Jim Dine Gifts Graphic Works To British Museum

The 1960s Pop artist Jim Dine, best known for his colourful images of hearts and bathrobes has promised to gift hundreds of prints and complete portfolios to the British Museum. Created over half a century, the prints ranging from aquatints to lithographs will comprise the most complete collection of the artist’s graphic work, in an […]

27 September 2013

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Pop Art From Eric & Jean Cass Exhibited at Contemporary Art Society

A recently donated collection of over 300 important modern and contemporary artworks given by the collectors Eric and Jean Cass to the Contemporary Art Society for gifting to museums, including works by Karel Appel, Michael Craig-Martin, Barbara Hepworth, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, Eduardo Paolozzi, Victor Pasmore, Pablo Picasso and Niki de Saint-Phalle will be exhibited […]

11 April 2012

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Pop Artist Peter Blake 80th Birthday Celebrations Announced

London Original Print Fair to host 80th birthday party for iconic artist The 27th London Original Print Fair will open its doors with an evening dedicated to the 80th birthday celebrations and printmaking accomplishments of Sir Peter Blake. Blake will give a special ‘inconversation’ talk on Thursday 19 April 2012 hosted by the London Original […]

20 January 2012

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Velvet Underground Sue Andy Warhol For Banana

Vintage rock band The Velvet Underground have initiated legal action against the Andy Warhol Foundation over the use of their album cover designed by the late artist The band accuse the Foundation of trademark infringement, claiming that it has illegally allowed their iconic banana logo to be used on other products without permission. The banana […]

21 December 2011

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New Richard Hamilton Display For NPG Opens

Ten portraits of the artist Richard Hamilton, one of the founders of Pop Art in Britain, went on display Monday at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition,was originally intended to mark the artist’s approaching 90th birthday.  Hamilton: Portraits of the Artist will run from 19 December 2011 to 14 May 2012 in Room 32 of […]

17 October 2011

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Pop Artist Warhol Rolls Royce Goes Under The Hammer

The aspirational brown motor car is offered by Bonhams Auctioneers “The legendary Pop Artist Andy Warhol’s car is to join other famed autos at a Scottsdale sale of fine and classic cars. Screen goddess Marlene Dietrich’s 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom will be in good company at Bonhams’ inaugural Scottsdale sale come January. The 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver […]

11 October 2011

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Amy Winehouse Gerald Laing’s Pop Art Tribute

New exhibition explores Winehouse through the eyes of the media Gerald Laing’s current exhibition of paintings and drawings executed in 2008 document the public image of the late singer Amy Winehouse. Drawn to her celebrity by seeing the media depiction of the troubled singer, Laing says: “My work is concerned with the myth, and portrays […]

13 September 2011

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Richard Hamilton Godfather of Pop Art Dies In London

Credited with coining the phrase “pop art”  Hamilton influenced a generation of artists Richard Hamilton the Godfather of ‘Pop Art’ has died at age 89. He was considered to be one of the most influential figures in the art world in the last century. His work covered most mediums including painting, sculpture, photography ,video and […]

16 May 2011

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The Ressurection of Pop Art ?

  Exciting new artist Lisa Andrews whose new collection – The Brits, consisting of four oil on canvas paintings: Amy, Adele, Lily & Paloma, now available as prints, is being hailed as a huge new talent and leading light in the resurrection of Pop Art.   Pop art developed in the early 1960s. Originally a […]

27 October 2010

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Is A Warhol ‘Soup Can’ Worth 30-50 Million Dollars?

Bid Here….  In the 48 years since it was executed Big Campbell’s Soup Can with Can Opener (Vegetable) has only had three private owners. The New York collectors, Burton and Emily Tremaine bought the painting directly from Warhol’s Factory in 1962 and sold it, in the late 1970s to Ted Ashley, the former chairman of […]