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.
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:
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)
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