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Post Pop: East Meets West at London’s Saatchi Gallery

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An exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery (@saatchi_gallery) explores the international legacy of pop art — a movement that emerged in Britain and the US in the ‘50s and ‘60s and had a global impact. “Post Pop: East Meets West” is on display until March 3 and brings together 256 works, many never seen before, from the US, China, the former Soviet Union and the UK on different themes — from celebrity to commodity and mass production.

“The work is about the landscape in which we live,” explains gallery director Nigel Hurst. “It uses the human vernacular and borrows from pop culture, giving artists room to reference imagery the man on the street is already familiar with, but with a twist.”

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