Pop Art laid down its roots in post-war Britain when young artists such as Peter Blake began to embrace the glamour of US popular culture in their work.
Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, superstar artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein carried the momentum further – elevating everything from soup tins to comic books and gas stations to the status of fine art.
Original screenprints and lithographs from all three of these artists will feature in Whaam! – the first exhibition at Dantzig Gallery to be dedicated exclusively to this shockwave movement in the history of 20th century art. The exhibition is open to the public 10am-6pm from 9-25 February 2018.
Dantzig will also showcase work from emerging artists whose work carries the influence of Pop. This includes work from Prodigy collaborator K-Guy and Peter Stark, and Tahos Frederic Camilleri, whose Million Dollar Baby offers a hip retake on Warhol’s classic 1960s Marilyn Monroe portraits. We will also display a unique series of eight portraits of David Bowie, alongside other icons of the 20th century.
Offering signature works alongside a range of highly collectible and affordable art, Whaam! highlights how the legacy of Pop Art continues to resonate in 2018.
For any enquiries please contact the gallery by email ([email protected]) or telephone 01993 812000.