In celebration of Pop art, this exhibition features 150 works made by artists and designers inspired by the radical post-war art movement.

Pop art was everything Britain wasn’t in the 1950s; brash, bold, brilliant, and as far removed from the post-war ration book as it was possible to be. Artists like Peter Blake and Derek Boshier embraced the mass advertising coming from America, painting vibrant pictures in which cereal packets and Coca-cola jostled for a place in the consumer jamboree.

Design was also getting in on the act, with the American husband-and-wife duo Charles and Ray Eames embracing the mass-produced objects spilling off the factory line.

This is the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the radical exchange between artists and designers of this era, and how posters, album covers, furniture and fashion became Pop all over.

Barbican Art Gallery

Level 3, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

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