Richard Hamilton @Tate Modern (micro-review)

Thoughts … The Richard Hamilton retrospective at Tate Modern is striking for its diversity. Before I went, I already knew that pop art was supposed to be mass-produced, low-cost, popular and glamorous. The artwork spread across 18 rooms taught me about the other defining characteristics of pop art, as set out by Hamilton – “witty, sexy, gimmicky and easily forgotten”.

HamiltonMy favourite part was the ‘Fun House’ – a structure containing a multi-sensory mix of blown-up images from Hollywood stills, optical illusions, music blasting from a jukebox and an uneven rubbery carpet.

Pop art was supposed to appeal to the masses, and this exhibition certainly will regardless of where the visitor’s interests lie. The retrospective covers it all with science, film, architecture, painting, history, politics and more.

Agnieszka Karch tweets at @5minutelanguage

When … 13 February – 26 May

How much … £14.50 / £12.50 conc.

One thought on “Richard Hamilton @Tate Modern (micro-review)

  1. Hello just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same results.

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