Art as Popular Culture and Popular Culture as Art


Join us to celebrate pop culture and iconic art of XX century!

From Andy Warhol’s iconic appropriation of the Campbell’s soup can, now worth over a million pounds, to Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ album cover featuring a painting by American artist George Condo, this 1h class will explore how art, once a reflection of the world around it, has now infiltrated and become a part of it. We will start by looking at art produced during the 1960s that laid the groundwork for contemporary art. No longer perceived as something reserved for quiet museums, art has since broken the boundaries that once enclosed it. Artists have broadened their scope using innovative mediums like light installation and by creating huge in-situ works with the aim of being accessible for all; others through successful collaborations have become recognisable brands in their own right like Takashi Murakami who created a line for Louis Vuitton. The particular artists we will focus on are Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, James Turrell, George Condo and Takashi Murakami, but others will also be mentioned.

Are you curious…

– What defines art?
– Does art have to be unique and how crucial is the artist’s hand in the process of making an artwork?
– Can a painting printed on a bag be art or is the realm of commodity something totally different?
– Do you need to be a millionaire to own a piece by a leading contemporary artist?

Join our lecture and Q&A session offered by the leading art professional – Bojana Popovic.




Bojana Popovic, art historian, advisor and lecturer
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Upon completing her Masters in Curating at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Bojana worked at TATE Britain and The Serpentine Galleries before seeking experience in the private art sector. For a few years she worked for private art galleries in Zurich and Paris before moving to the leading auction house, Christie’s, in London. During her four years at Christie’s she worked as a Specialist in the Post-War and Contemporary Art department where she also led art history lectures in collaboration with Christie’s Education’s MA programme. Since then, Bojana has been working as a freelance art consultant, Art History lecturer and writer.

This event is over but you can rent and watch its recording!

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