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Sydney International Art Series: Pop to popism

Saturday 01 November 2014 to Sunday 01 March 2015


The movement that changed art forever.

Popular, witty, sexy, glamorous - pop art exploded onto the cultural scene in the early 1960s. A new generation of artists rebelled against 'high art' to embrace the world of advertising, film stars, pop music and consumerism.

This summer, re-live the pop revolution as 'Pop to popism' takes over the Gallery.

See masterpieces such as Roy Lichtenstein's first comic-style painting 'Look Mickey', Andy Warhol's 'Triple Elvis' and David Hockney's 'Portrait of an artist'. For the first time, Australia's contribution to the pop movement is showcased with works by Howard Arkley, Brett Whiteley and Maria Kozic.

Featuring works from over 45 lenders worldwide, including the Andy Warhol Museum, Tate and Museum of Modern Art, 'Pop to popism' is exclusive to Sydney this summer.

Part of the Sydney International Art Series.

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