Pallant House Gallery explores the era of Pop art in Britain and the ways in which artists responded to rapid social change during the 1950s and 1960s. A generation of artists led by Eduardo Paolozzi, Richard Hamilton and Peter Blake responded to a radical cultural shift, addressing the rise of mass media, the cult of celebrity, questions of identity and prevalent political issues. Artists adopted imagery from a wide range of cultural sources and challenged thinking about the relationship between art and mass media. Explored through a series of themes, the exhibition at explores the breadth of British Pop and the complexity of its definition. Find out more about the ‘POP! Art in a Changing Britain’ exhibition from Pallant House Gallery’s website.
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