In the sixties there was a seismic shift in how art was produced, perceived and distributed. At the heart of this new movement were legendary figures such as Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, but possibly the most unique exponent of Pop Art was the inimitable New York boy Roy Lichtenstein. Instantly recognisable his work appropriated comic strip aesthetics and popular advertising to gloriously subversive effect. We’re gutted ‘Whaam’ is not on display, you’ll have to go to the Tate Modern for that, but what is on display are 16 large scale screen prints, alongside pieces from Wolverhampton’s own Pop Art collection including our favourite ‘Purist Painting With Bottles’. Part of the Artists Rooms touring exhibition. Well worth a visit and it’s all free.
Sat 22 Oct to Sun 26 Feb at Wolverhampton Art Gallery Lichfield St Wolverhampton West Midlands WV1 1DU Free www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/
Published on: Mon 23 Jan 2017