Gar Powell-Evans 2013, Courtesy Barbican Art Gallery

Pop Art Design at the Barbican – go!

If you haven’t already had the chance to pop along to the Pop Art Design show at the Barbican in London, then we recommend a Christmas trip to this totally different type of grotto.

Pop Art Design is the first dedicated exhibition to explore the exchange of ideas between artists and designers since the concept and philosophy entered everyday life after the Second World War.

Pop Art is even more relevant today, with its inspiration coming from the cult of celebrity, consumerism and media. It was a total departure from all that had gone before, and revelled in the design language of advertising, television and commerce to create work that was playful, irreverent and provocative.

Designers constantly looked to Pop Art as a source of inspiration and the Barbican’s Pop Art Design recognises the central role played by design in its popularity and ultimately mainstream success.

Pop Art Design brings together more than 200 works by over 70 artists and designers, the exhibition includes iconic and lesser known works and will run until February 9, 2014 – go and see it!
Collection Vitra Design Museum Estate of Roy Lichtenstein DACS, 2013 Andreas Sutterlin  Moderna Museet, StockholmPrallan Allsten, James RosenquistDACS, LondonVAGA, New York, 2013  Collection Vitra Design Museum Collection Vitra Design Museum

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5 thoughts on “Pop Art Design at the Barbican – go!

  1. Thanks for the recommendation, I will definitely try to check this out! I haven’t been exposed to much Pop Art, so i’m looking forward to gaining more knowledge!

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