Pop Art and Politics in the 1960s

18 Aug 2007 – 2 Feb 2008

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Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom


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  • The Art Gallery is situated in the centre of Wolverhampton, 5 minutes walk from the bus, train and tram stations.
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Pop Art and Politics at Wolverhampton Art Gallery


From August the Pop gallery will be changing to Pop Art and Politics in the 1960s, the second Pop exhibition of 2007.

The 1960s were a turbulent time in world politics. In America, charismatic young President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and people bravely protested against racism.

Many artists, including Americans Larry Rivers and Andy Warhol, and Britain's Joe Tilson reflected this turmoil in their work. Tilson captured the extremes of American society by depicting a blood splattered civil rights protestor alongside Miss Police World, an injured Vietnamese child and laboratory monkey.

Pop Art and Politics sets loans from private collectors and national galleries alongside Wolverhampton's own collection to bring the best politics inspired Pop Art to the West Midlands. More fun games, visitor polls and information on the Gallery's interactive computers will complement artwork by Rivers, Warhol, Tilson, Derek Boshier, Colin Self and Richard Hamilton.


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