We had a delightful visit to the Tate Modern last week. We’d been looking for a window in our diary for a visit to the ‘Pop Life’ exhibition and the late night opening on Fridays and Saturdays provided the perfect opportunity- and a good excuse to have a glass of vino in the members bar followed by dinner in Borough Market!
The biggest draw in this exhibition for us was the recreation of Keith Haring’s New York ‘Pop Shop’. As a teen Haring and his radiant babies came to our attention, mainly due to our fabulous big brother (thanks Sky!), and made a huge stylistic impact. The recreation at the Tate Modern did not disappoint. The whole exhibition has a huge energy and excitement about it. There’s great work from Warhol, including brilliant wallpaper. Another “Blink” favorite, Jeff Koon’s ‘Rabbit’, is there too- and it’s surprisingly small. There’s also a room dedicated to the work of Takashi Murakami, who’s style you may recognize from his hook up with Louis Vuitton.
There is a section that’s dedicated to a porn star from the 70’s. We have no idea how or why it/ she is ‘Pop Art’. Any insights on this for us?