Monday, October 12, 2009

Good Business Is The Best Art..

Pop Life 5Image by joedawson via Flickr

Tate Modern has brought together artists from the 1980s onwards who have embraced commerce and the mass media to build their own 'brands'. Pop Life includes Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and more. I admire Warhol, I'm inspired by his vision which has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films.

I travelled to the Tate Modern with my children to experience the exhibition and was really impressed. Although admission to three of the rooms is restricted due to the featured work being of a 'challenging and sexual nature' there is more than enough available to engage! Warhol’s most radical lesson is reflected in the work of artists of subsequent generations who, rather than simply representing or commenting upon our mass media culture, have infiltrated the publicity machine and the marketplace as a deliberate strategy. I recommend this exhibition and I will definitely return again to experience what's available before the closing date!

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