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Pop Goes the Easel Lecture

20th January 2014

2.00pm

The Council Chamber
78 Church Road
Northwich
Cheshire
CW9 5PB

Pop goes the Easel by Adrian Sumner
David Hockney: Swinging Sixties Still Swinging

This illustrated lecture will attempt to bring the Pop Art scene into sharp focus, looking at the incredible, often thrilling, variety of visual arts experiences on offer to a rapidly-expanding market, as the Age of Aquarius kicked in. We will explore the great personalities of Pop Art (Eduardo Paolozzi, Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenberg, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenburg) as well as Op Art, Kinetic Art, Happenings, Assemblage, Abstraction, Colour-Field Painting, Nouveau Realisme, Psychedelia, Political Art, Underground Art, Posters, Magazines and Album Cover Art, Fashion, Childrens’ Book Illustration, and the beginnings of Minimalism and Environmental Art. From Apple to (Frank) Zappa, via Bridget Riley, Peter Blake, Robert Crumb, we will leave no stoned Stone unturned, and no Head unfed.

And just because he’s still swinging, we take a special look at Dear Old David Hockney, tireless innovator in a greedy artworld. Join me on this trip down Penny Lane, to Strawberry Fields. Lets meet at the Crossroads. Just off Highway 61. Outside the Gates of Eden. You get the idea….

This lecture links to our Heritage Tour to Liverpool on Saturday 25 January and the David Hockney Exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery.


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