(Event) Pop Life at the Tate

(Event) Pop Life at the Tate
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“Good business is the best art,” Andy Warhol once said. It's a sentiment that may well have formed an ill-advised strap line to Tate Modern’s much lauded Pop Life: Art in a Material World.

Shaun Savage
  • 20 november 2009

“Good business is the best art,” Andy Warhol once said. It’s a sentiment that may well have formed an ill-advised strap line to Tate Modern’s much lauded Pop Life: Art in a Material World. On December 7th there is a chance to have a guided tour of said exhibition with it’s curator Catherine Wood showing how art, media, business and a touch of glamour came together to create the phenomenon of late 20th century artist as self-made ‘star’. There is also the changing shape of political and economic platforms from which artists have always been forced to operate; and how this has impacted upon the commercialization and currency of the Pop Life’s featured artists: Damien Hurst, Jeff Koons, Sarah Lucas, Tracy Emin, Gavin Turk et al.

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