AF Patrons tour of Pop Art Design

This week, AF Patrons and supporters enjoyed a private tour of the Barbican Art Gallery's major Winter exhibition Pop Art Design.

Led by the exhibition’s curator, Catherine Ince and AOC Founder Geoff Shearcroft, the practice responsible for the exhibition design; the tour provided unique insights into the exhibition, its organisation and the significance of the works on display.

Pop Art Design showcases over 200 works by more than 70 artists and designers, bringing together both iconic and lesser-known artists such as Peter Blake, Pauline Boty, Judy Chicago, Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol; alongside objects by Achille Castiglioni, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Ettore Sottsass. The exhibition also presents a rich variety of graphic material including posters, magazines, album sleeves, as well as film, photography and documentation of Pop interiors and architecture. By exploring the exchange of ideas between artists and designers, the exhibition seeks to highlight the central role played by design within the Pop age.

The tour was part of the exclusive programme of events for Patrons and Sponsors of The AF. For more information on how to become an AF Patron and access our programme of VIP tours, previews and networking events, please contact the Development & Communications Manager, Joanne Jolley, by email or on: +44(0)207 084 6767.

Top image: AF Supporters tours of Pop Art Design. Courtest The AF
Bottom images: Pop Art Design, Installation images © Gar Powell-Evans 2013. Courtesy Barbican Art Gallery