17 January – 29 March 2014
Celebrating the vibrant and witty work of one of the UK's most distinctive artists.
Following the success of Tate Britain's Caulfield exhibition in summer 2013, the work of the iconic Pop artist is brought to audiences in the North of England.
Unlike the Tate show, which focused solely on Caulfield's works in paint, Abbott Hall's offering includes examples which demonstrate his printmaking skill, as well as a selection of pieces that inspired him, such as Georges Braque's Glass and Plate of Apples and Juan Gris' Still Life with a Guitar.
Drawing on a series of loans from Tate, The British Council and Alan Cristea Gallery, the exhibition reveals how Caulfield was able to combine simplified style with a deadpan sense of humour to produce his own distinctive take on two of the most classic forms of subject matter; interiors and the still life.
A student of the Royal College Art where he was a contemporary of David Hockney, Caulfield was one of the originators of the Pop Art in England and his success was recognised with a Turner Prize nomination in 1987 and a CBE in 1996.