Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Pop Life

David Hockney - Andy Warhol (1974)If you need seven good reasons for avoiding Tate Modern's autumn show Pop Life: Art in a Material World, click the title link. The images make you wonder whether Pop Art ever existed or was merely a figment of media hype. Still, we have David Hockney's Mickey-taking portrait of the Prince of Pop Art Andy Warhol (1974) to prove that something silly happened in the era of mods and rockers, bum-freezer jackets and winkle-picker shoes. Like all outmoded fashions, Pop Art is something rather embarrassing that's best forgotten.


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