WHAAM!! POP ART
8-28 February 2018
Pop Art laid down its roots in post-war Britain when young artists such as Peter Blake began to embrace the glamour of popular culture in their work. Across the Atlantic, superstar artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein carried the momentum further – elevating everything from soup tins to comic books to the status of fine art.
Original screen prints and lithographs from all three of these artists featured in Whaam! Pop Art – the first exhibition at Dantzig Gallery to be dedicated to this shockwave movement in the history of 20th century art.
We also showcased emerging artists whose work carries all the hallmarks of Pop, including Tehos Frederick Camilleri, who makes work influenced by vintage film, and Peter Stark, who tips his hat to both Lichtenstein and the music of Wu Tang Clan. Their contributions demonstrate how the legacy of Pop continues to resonate in 2018.
The gallery also displayed original work on canvas by Xavier Renegade, whose output reflects a fan’s obsessive delight in portraying iconic figures from the world of music, from David Bowie to Prince.