England is regarded as the cradle of Pop Art and spawned numerous unusual positions on the phenomenon of the then revolutionary, new art movement. Besides motifs from day-to-day life, the innovation of this new movement is above all the idea that everyone can possess art, an idea that reflects a totally new attitude toward life, which also included music. Artists thus made use of the medium of graphic reproductions, printed editions of works, and multiples, enabling them to create masterpieces in large editions. The new exhibition at the LUDWIGGALERIE Schloss Oberhausen presents not only an outstanding collection of works by Heinz Beck, a lawyer from Düsseldorf, but also an impressive section that is dedicated solely to designs of record sleeves for Beatles albums. The accompanying publication provides insights into this fascinating time.
Artists: Ivor Abrahams, Peter Blake, Derek Boshier, Anthony Canham, Patrick Caulfield, Harold Cohen, Ian Colverson, Antony Donaldson, Michael English, Richard Hamilton, Jann Haworth, Dick Higgins, David Hockney, David Inshaw, Bill Jacklin, Allen Jones, David King, R. B. Kitaj, Gerald Laing, Les Levine, David A. J. Miller, Malcolm Morley, Robin Page, Eduardo Paolozzi, Peter Phillips, Tom Phillips, Patrick Procktor, John Salt, Colin Self, Richard Smith, Joe Tilson