Saturday, 25 March 2017

Pop Art in Print - The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Ed Ruscha, Mocha Standard, 1969 - screenprint
Pop Art in Print is at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum until 4 June 2017.
Drawn from the print collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum this is a substantial exhibition of American and British printmaking from the heyday of Pop Art, along with a few examples of more recent, Pop-inflected work. Most of the major figures of the period are represented, including, amongst the British artists - Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Richard Hamilton, Allen Jones and Eduardo Paolozzi; and amongst the Americans - Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Edward Ruscha, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann. Many familar and iconic images are here alongside some less well known material including examples of concert posters, wallpaper and textiles. A really interesting exhibition.
(Click on images to elarge; all images from the V&A website.)
Richard Hamilton, Adonis in Y Fronts, 1962-3 - screenprint
Peter Blake, Beach Boys, 1964 - screenprint
Roy Lichtenstein, Crak! Now Mes Petits...Pour La France, 1964 - offset lithograph
Andy Warhol, Birmingham Race Riot, 1964 - screenprint
Richard Hamilton, Interior, 1964-5 - screenprint
Richard Hamilton, My Marilyn, 1965 - screenprint
Eduard Paolozzi, [from] Moonstrips Empire News, 1967 - screenprint
Tom Wesselmann, Seascape (Tit), 1967 - screenprint
Patrick Caulfield, Cafe Sign, 1968 - screenprint
Peter Blake, Babe rainbow, 1968 - screenprint
Patrick Caulfield, Small Window, 1969 - screenprint
Julian Opie, Sara Gets Undressed (lenticular), 2004 - Lambda print overlaid with lenticular plastic

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