Pop Art at the Barbican

Posted in City - London, Arts, Living at Pure

This exuberant and brilliantly staged show really brings to life the era of the 1960s, where everyday life was influenced by pop culture and the lines between art and consumerism were blurred. Most famously, of course, Andy Warhol co-opted the methods of mass reproduction to produce bold, bright works that were as much about themselves as they were about celebrity.

Roy Lichtenstein’s comic book strips are a great example of the humour of postmodernism. Alongside these instantly recognisable pieces are interesting examples of object design by Charles & Ray Eames, as well as album sleeves and photography. The whole show is fun and vital, with lots of inspiration for livening up our own spaces with gifts and prints in the shop too.