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BARBICAN LIFE


they are constantly honing their skills, pushing the boundaries and continuing to thrive in what is a challenging climate. Many of them are now well established and their work sought-after by collectors worldwide.”


The Spring Exhibition at the Goldsmiths’ Hall demonstrates how this ancient livery company, which originated in the 12th century, is not only still relevant in the 21st century but essential to the future flourishing of the metalworking craft it represents.


Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane EC2 Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 6pm Admission: Free www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk


Tate Modern


Lichtenstein: A Retrospective Until 27th May


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n the first major retrospective of Roy Lichtenstein’s work for twenty years, Tate Modern has brought together over 125 of one of the central figures of American Pop Art’s most definitive paintings and sculptures. A self-confessed borrower, Lichtenstein (1923-1997) rose to prominence in the early 1960s with his paintings of images sourced from the pulp comic books of the 50s and 60s. Lichenstein painstakingly remade these images on a giant scale with his hallmark use of hand-painted Ben-Day dots. In this exhibition Lichtenstein’s


most iconic paintings, the weepy and vulnerable women taken from Romance comics and the square-jawed macho men taken from War comics, are gathered together in one blockbuster room.


But perhaps the most illuminating parts of the exhibition are to be found in the surrounding rooms. Alongside these celebrated paintings, the works that made Lichtenstein a leading light of Pop Art, are many less well-known works - his pre-Pop Art forays into Abstract Expressionism, the early black and white


What’s On in Spring 2013


Bank of England Museum Bartholomew Lane EC2 The Huguenot Legacy Until 10th May


British Library Euston Road NW1 Mughal India:


Art, Culture and Empire Until 2nd April


British Museum Gt Russell St WC1 Ice Age Art:


arrival of the modern mind Until 26th May


The Curve Barbican Centre EC2 Geoffrey Farmer The Surgeon and The Photographer Opens 26th March


The Foundling Museum Brunswick Square WC1 Fate, Hope and Charity: the hidden story of the Foundling Hospital tokens Until 19th May


London Transport Museum Covent Garden Piazza WC2 Poster Art 150


London Underground’s Greatest Designs


Until 27th October 33


images of everyday objects, sculptures in ceramic and brass and his later works depicting landscapes, nudes and mirrors. Together they show that there was so much more to Roy Lichtenstein than swooning, tearful girls and cartoon explosions. Who knew?


Tate Modern, Bankside SE1 Daily 10am - 6pm


Late until 10pm Fridays and Saturdays Tickets: £14/ Concessions £12.20 www.tate.org.uk


Tate Modern Roy Lichtenstein Oh, Jeff…I Love You, Too…But… 1964 Collection Simonyi © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2012


Museum of London Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men Until 14th April


National Gallery


Barocci: Brilliance and Grace Until 19th May


National Portrait Gallery St Martin’s Place WC2 Man Ray Portraits Until 27th May


Royal Academy Manet: Portraying Life Until 14th April


Tate Britain


BP British Art Displays: Looking at the View Until 2nd June


Whitechapel Gallery Whitechapel High St E1 Gert and Uwe Tobias Opens 16th April


White Cube Bermondsey SE1 Gary Hume Until 21st April


Sir John Soane’s Museum Lincoln’s Inn Fields WC2 Piranesi’s Paestum:


Master Drawings Uncovered Until 18th May


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