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Make Your Mind Go POP

Is the Hatton Gallery the real birthplace of Pop Art? I’m saying YES (and I’m not the only one). Their latest show, ‘Print Goes Pop’, sees them bringing some of the real legends of the movement our way.

This exhibition expands on stories told in ‘Pioneers of Pop’ (which was exhibited at the gallery in 2017) but will focus on the screenprinting method that was popular with artists at the time. Some of the best-known works in the exhibition are Richard Hamilton’s ‘My Marilyn’, which will be shown alongside several works from Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’ series, and Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Brushstrokes’ (pictured). Another highlight of the exhibition is a group of 18 works from Eduardo Paolozzi’s ‘Bunk!’ series, which is rarely exhibited in such large numbers. The show will also explore how the screenprinting technique has been used in innovative ways by leading artists that weren’t considered Pop such as Bridget Riley and Gillian Ayres. JL

Print Goes Pop, until 29 January, Hatton Gallery Newcastle.