Lyndsey Ingram presents a group show of British Pop prints. Artists include Patrick Caulfield, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Gerald Laing and Joe Tilson.
Pop Art – a term coined by British artist Richard Hamilton – gained momentum as an international movement, although much of the focus has been on its American incarnation. Key figures in Britain contributed to this bold global discourse, focusing on international issues, as well as those more specific to life in post-war Britain – a dialogue that makes viewing these works in the context of New York particularly interesting.
The emergence of Pop Art coincided with the surge in printmaking during the 1960s, and the graphic flair displayed by many of the movement’s protagonists was perfectly suited to expression in the many processes on offer: not just … etching and lithography relying on hand-made marks, for which art school training had prepared David Hockney, Allen Jones and others, but also processes such as photolithography and especially screenprinting, newly introduced into a fine art context from industry and the commercial realm of advertising, posters and packaging.
– Marco Livingstone in Wild Things: British Pop prints of the 1960s and 1970s