Pop Art to Brit Art

A great exhibition at the Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside

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This exhibition is undoubtedly the highlight of Lakeside’s winter season and is the first outing of a terrific collection of contemporary art:

The guiding principle behind the David Ross collection is of art produced during his own lifetime, and it is particularly rich in paintings by artists associated with the Pop Art movement of the 1960s including David Hockney, Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton and Patrick Caulfield. The legacy of these artists and their engagement with commercial and popular forms of visual culture is also apparent in more recent works by Young British Artists – Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn and Gavin Turk.

Other painters who came to prominence in the 60s but who worked in a more expressionist manner, such as Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff, are also richly represented.

This exhibition also includes: Derek Boshier, Gilbert & George, Howard Hodgkin, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj, Michael Craig-Martin, Bridget Riley, Mario Testino and Joe Tilson.

There really is some fantastic art here, with my favourites including the Riley, Quinn and Caulfield pictures and the Testino photos.

Further details of the (free) exhibition can be found on the Lakeside website and it is on until the 9th of February. Go and see it if you are in the Nottingham area.

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