Painting Pop Exhibition at Abbot Hall

Friday 14th July 2017 to Saturday 7th October 2017

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Time: Mon - Sat: 10:30am - 5pm (July & August Sun: 12 - 4pm)
Email: info(at)abbothall.org.uk
Venue: Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Town: Kendal
County: Cumbria
Postcode: LA9 5AL
Venue Telephone: 01539 722464
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The must-see Painting Pop Exhibition at Abbot Hall Art Gallery celebrates British Pop Art from the early 1960s, including work by Sir Peter Blake, Pauline Boty, Patrick Caulfield, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney and Allen Jones borrowed from major art collections such as Tate, National Portrait Gallery and Government Art Collection.
 
The exhibition focuses on the period around 1962, a pivotal year for Pop Art in Britain, presenting works by leading artists in British Pop Art who have made a significant contribution to the development of twentieth century and contemporary art practice. The show presents loans from the Tate collection by Allen Jones and David Hockney. Significant loans are also borrowed from the National Portrait Gallery, Arts Council Collection, and the Royal College of Art – a crucible for Pop painting during this time, as many of the artists in the exhibition met whilst studying there.  Another RCA graduate included in the show is Pauline Boty, a largely forgotten artist, represented by her painting Colour Her Gone. This portrait of Marilyn Monroe is shown alongside other important works from public and private collections.
 
For many people, Pop Art means Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns, this bold, witty and thought-provoking show proves that painting in Britain in the 1960s could be just as inspirational and iconic as that of the Americans.
 
As part of the exhibition, there is a 1960s style living room for a fully immersive sixties experience. Adult admission Joint Gallery & Museum £9, free entry for students & children under 16

Painting Pop
Pauline Boty, Colour Her Gone, oil on canvas, 1962. Courtesy of Wolverhampton Arts and Museums © the artist's estate.

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