We’re dying to hit the park in all the new Spring/Summer trends, but we’ve got to face facts – it’s still pretty cold out there! So we’ll just have to find other ways to see out the winter. Luckily, a new Richard Hamilton exhibition at the Tate Modern provides just the ticket.
When we think of Pop Art, it’s Andy Warhol that immediately springs to mind, but it was Richard Hamilton who actually founded this bold art genre. The Tate’s exhibition is the first retrospective to cover the full scope of Hamilton’s work, right from his ’50s collages to his final paintings in 2011. Highlights have to be the artist’s Fun House 1956 installation right in the centre of the exhibition – a specially curated room that combines images from movie-posters, magazines and art works to create an immersive look into pop culture of the time. It’s a history lesson made simples!
Other awesome things to look out for are the pics of Mick Jagger in iconic series Swingeing London, as well as Hamilton’s depictions of celebs like Bing Crosby and Marilyn Monroe.
So don your new season gingham smock or short-sleeved knit and shelter from the rain in the safety of the Tate. The exhibition will run from 13 February – 26 May, so there’s no excuse to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime treat!
Book tickets for the exhibition here.