Sixties Brit Pop Art Making a Comeback



The largest exhibition of British Pop Art ever opens at Christie’s new gallery in London.

“When Britain Went Pop!” highlights the influence British Pop Artists, like David Hockney and Richard Hamilton, had on the movement that emerged in the 1950s.

Lock Anderson Kresler is the Head of Private Sales for Christie’s. He points out that British Pop Art is still overshadowed by American examples selling for much higher prices.

(SOUNDBITE ) Lock Anderson Kresler is the Head of Private Sales for Christie’s, saying(English) :

“With British Pop Art, it hasn’t been quite as internationalised and I think that’s one of the steps that we are trying to do here is really make an international voice for artists like Peter Blake, Gerald Laing and in many cases, artists that aren’t as known such as Derek Boshier or Peter Phillips. I think this is a great platform to be able to sort of try and internationalise those names.”

The movement broke fine art traditions with its depictions of advertising, comic books and mundane objects. Some of the iconic images on display include Allen Jones’ vision of a London bus and Richard Hamilton’s “Swingeing London 67,” which features Mick Jagger after an appearance in court for drug charges.

Several pieces in the show have sexual themes, and Kresler says that they certainly evoked reactions in the 1960s.

(SOUNDBITE ) Lock Anderson Kresler is the Head of Private Sales for Christie’s, saying(English) :

“It must have been an absolute shock to everyone that came in and I think that he was really pushing those boundaries on “What is art?.” You know many people found them extremely pornographic but you know he has made that into a significant piece of art,” he said.

There are 140 works on display in Mayfair, many on loan from private collectors. The exhibition runs until November 23.

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Pop Art – Original Paintings on Canvas by Silvia Klippert – Abstract Expressionism



Meet the pop artist SILVIA KLIPPERT. Born and raised in Bucharest, Romania SILVIA KLIPPERT lives in Düsseldorf, Germany since 1978. Her work incorporates imagery from modern culture, comic books, consumer goods, and advertising. In 1985 SILVIA KLIPPERT won the Illustrators Award from the Penthhouse Publisher Magazine.
Her gallery is located in Düsseldorf, Germany. Address: Ratinger Strasse 48, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany, Phone: +49/2111752622.
+++ Please Note: The gallery moved in 2010 to the new location!
+++The new address is:
+++Burgplatz 12, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
+++Phone: +49/2111752622
+++Website: http://www.klipp-art.de

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Judaica Belmont Galleries



Follow the fascinating tour of Judaica art from the Belmont Galleries. See the works of Refaeli, Tobiasse, Engel, Katz, Victor & Holtz.
www.belmontgalleries.com
abems@optonline.net C:917 749 3627

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Pop Art Gallery Introduction



The new Pop Art Gallery, with its new interpretation of POP (Paint On Print), offers a completely new kind of pop art. Artists such as Warhol and Lichtenstein picked up industrial production and printing processes and caricatured them by creating industrial advertising as individual art, or they reduced the technique of four-color printing to their very own presentation of the image pixels.

Paint on Print now reverses this path: industrially manufactured products are subsequently customized and perfected in elaborate handwork. Also in contrast to the industrial methods, the artwork is limited, each artwork title and size is used only 500 times,. Each work of art is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist, and each work is hand signed and numbered, and thus a unique one. In addition to that both work and certificate are secured by a hologram security sticker.
www.PopArt.Gallery

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Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein



In life, Roy Lichtenstein was one of the biggest names in pop art. Now, more than a decade after his death, his paintings still get double takes and are worth seven figures. Erin Moriarty reports.

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Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein



In life, Roy Lichtenstein was one of the biggest names in pop art. Now, more than a decade after his death, his paintings still get double takes and are worth seven figures. Erin Moriarty reports.

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Alan Cumming on Pop Art | Unlock Art



Actor Alan Cumming presents a quick fire guide to Pop Art

From the streets of Manhattan Alan Cumming whips through the history of Pop Art in America and Britain, from Andy Warhol’s soup cans to Peter Blake’s blue jeans.

Unlock Art is Tate’s new short film series, offering a witty inside track on the world of art. Alan Cumming joins forces with new Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi, Frank Skinner and other celebrity art fans to introduce some of the big ideas that have shaped art history. A new film is released each month, with topics ranging from the history of the nude and the nature of the art market, to surrealism and Pop art. The topic of the last of the eight films in the series will be put to an online public vote.

Unlock Art is a collaboration between Tate and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. Le Méridien Unlock Artmicrosite:

http://www.lemeridien.com/filmseries

As an ongoing supporter of Tate’s work, Le Méridien also sponsors the Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate collection, which enables Tate to buy work by emerging artists at Frieze London.

Unlock Art is supported by Le Méridien (http://Bit.ly/lm-unlockart)

See more on the Tate website:
http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/unlock-art#open286633

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