In the legendary Mr. Andy Warhol’s own words, ” Good business is the best art”. Whether you beg to differ or nod with feverish agreement, the legacy of pop art has created many artists who became icons and their art evolved into brands in their own right. Just a quick recap– Keith Haring, Martin Kippenberg, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and our infamous artist with a great affair with formaldehyde, Damien Hirst, are just some names that come to mind and will be showcased at Tate Modern’s upcoming exhibition, Pop Life: Art In A Material World. Showcased are works of art that are not just commentators or critics of mass media and culture, but had successfully infiltrated into the system and became a part of the market place deliberately.
Other than the aforementioned, some interesting exhibits to look out for include a collaborative sculptural piece between music’s ingenious Pharrell Williams and Takashi Murakami, dubbed The Simple Things; and for those who would love to be on the front line of art, there is a chance to apply to become a part of Damien Hirst’s new work as long as you come in a pair — a pair of identical twins.
Check out the video from Damien Hirst himself seeking identical twins! Even if you can’t participate, the exhibition is one with great names and interesting work worth visiting while it’s on from Oct 1 to Jan 17, 2010.
Pop Life: Art In A Material World
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Event Date: October 1st, 20o9 (Thursday) – January 17th, 2010 (Sunday)