Two interesting exhibitions are coming up. One is at Sotheby’s in New York and will feature appropriation art by the likes of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. It will run from 23 September to 16 October and yes, the works are for sale. The other is at London’s Tate Modern and will feature Pop Artists from the world over. Hence the title: The World Goes Pop (see below). This means a focus – at last – on lesser known pop artists, including more representation of female and non-western artists. That show will run from 17 September to 24 January and no, the works will not be for sale.
The timing of these shows seems almost serendipitous. Or perhaps highly orchestrated. Either way, it will give us art-law people plenty to think and write about when it comes to the use and appropriation of ‘found’ images in order to create art… Campbell soup cans? Puppies? Yes Rasta? Polka dots (x 2)? Bring it on.