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POP! Art in a Changing Britain

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

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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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Adonis in Y-Fronts (1963), Richard Hamilton. © The Estate of the Artist / DACS 2018

Adonis in Y-Fronts (1963), Richard Hamilton. © The Estate of the Artist/DACS 2018

For Fear (from the 'Mahler Becomes Politics, Beisbol'; 1964-67), R.B. Kitaj. © The Estate of R.B. Kitaj

For Fear (from the ‘Mahler Becomes Politics, Beisbol’; 1964–67), R.B. Kitaj. © The Estate of R.B. Kitaj

Girls with their Hero (1959-62), Peter Blake. © Peter Blake / DACS 2018

Girls with their Hero (1959–62), Peter Blake. © Peter Blake/DACS 2018

The Silken World of Michelangelo (1967), Eduardo Paolozzi. © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation

The Silken World of Michelangelo (1967), Eduardo Paolozzi. © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation

Waiting Women and Two Nuclear Bombers (Handley Page Victors) (1962-63), Colin Self. © the artist / DACS 2018

Waiting Women and Two Nuclear Bombers (Handley Page Victors) (1962–63), Colin Self. © The artist/DACS 2018

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