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Pop Art Pioneer
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Richard Hamilton, Photograph for the cover of Living Arts Magazine, 1963

Take a trip down to the Tate Modern between 13th February - 26th May, and you will enter a Fun House. This groundbreaking installation by pop art pioneer, Richard Hamilton in 1956 is the key feature of an exhibition they will be running, which gives a retrospective of his life's work.

Richard Hamilton (1922-2011) was one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and a founding member pop art culture. As you walk into his Fun House, you'll be presented with movie posters, magazines and art history, along with a print of Just what is it that makes today's home's so different, so appealing?, Swingeing London 67, and images of celebrities such as Bing Crosby and Marilyn Monroe.

Tickets to the exhibition are £14.50 or £12.50 concessions. There will also be numerous related events taking place over the coming months. These include talks, lectures, tours, a private viewing, and a six week course, From Growth and Form to Shock and Awe, exploring printmaking, collage, assembly and 3-D installation.
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Why? Fun for art lovers
When: 13th Feb - 26th May
Phone: 44 (0)20 7887 8888
Where: Tate Modern
Cost: £14.50 adult, £12.50 concession
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