Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 27, 2021

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A detail from Takashi Murakami's "Superflat Museum: Convenience Store Edition", 2003.

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Without a doubt, the blockbuster show of the summer is the National Gallery's controversial Pop Life: Art in a Material World. Organized by the cutting-edge Tate Gallery in London, the show examines artists who have followed in Andy Warhol's footsteps and explored the connection between shameless self-promotion, irresistible notoriety and the business of marketing and selling art. The show has already stirred up quite a hullabaloo for its restricted section (18 and over only) which features art with near pornographic content. Guaranteed to kick-start conversations. Until September 19.

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