An electric new exhibition that explores the relationship between Pop Art and design opens today at the Barbican Centre. Featuring over 200 works from artists and pop art pioneers from both sides of the pond, including Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton and Peter Blake, the exhibition illustrates the importance of design to the movements lasting appeal and popularity. As well as these icons there are also lesser known artists and designers featured that bring together a comprehensive collection of pop art design, from architecture and interiors, to album sleeves and magazines.

All this creativity and visual stimulation is enough to build up anyone’s thirst, so after exploring the exhibition why not have a drink at the Pop Bar on Level 1 of the centre? On Thursdays and Fridays your ticket will get you a second cocktail free.

The exhibition runs from 22nd October-9th February and entrance is £12 but concession tickets are also available. Find out more info about opening times and ticket prices here. To make the most of your visit a handy app has also been created.

 

Andy Warhol's Close Cover Before Striking (1962) is in the Pop Art Design exhibitionPop Art Design exhibition at Barbican

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