Andy Warhol once said, “Good business is good art.” The statement serves as starting point for Pop Life an exhibition opening on October 1, 2009, at the Tate Modern. Proposing the lasting legacy of pop art has found artists infiltrating the commercial world and exploiting the celebrity system, the exhibition may not initial strike as intellectually ground breaking. Yet, the strength will come in what has been drawn together – works from Koons, Haring, and (of course) Hirst. Haring’s “Pop Shop” will be recreated, as will Hirst’s installation of “Identical Twins” (if you are an identical twin, a call for subjects is out, so go ahead and be a part of art).
Complementing the exhibition is a book of same name. The cover is seen above.
Pop Life will run at Tate Modern until January 17, 2010.