Art & the 60's from Tate Britain

Art & the 60's from Tate Britain

Exhibition Details

This exhibition draws on Tate Britain's superb collection of works from the period, along with loans from the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, and Auckland's own collection. The show is particularly appropriate as the 1960s saw the opening up of access to Europe and America allowing a broader group of antipodeans to experience London first-hand.

Art & the 60s from Tate Britain tracks the changes that took place between 1956 and the end of the sixties. The new culture broke down the barriers between music, fashion, advertising and art, creating a common vernacular language. While the period gave new meaning to style, not all art was flippant, especially after the political protests of 1968. Underlying the slick mechanical production techniques and the collage effects was a serious desire to question society, to draw attention to the way technical advances affect the way we perceive and live in the world.

Date
Curated by
Mary Kisler
Location
Main Gallery
Cost
Free entry

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2 minutes 33 seconds
2 minutes 33 seconds

Billy Apple®

Production date
1962
Medium
painted bronze cast from the original 1962 mould
Size (h x w)
140 x 355 x 153 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist with assistance from Alan Gibbs and Jenny Gibbs, 1991
Accession no
1991/27
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Cubic Projections
Cubic Projections

Bill Culbert

Production date
1968
Medium
fibreglass, light bulb
Size (h x w)
640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/35/2
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What is a Comparison?
What is a Comparison?

Ronald Kitaj

Production date
1964
Medium
serigraph
Size (h x w)
787 x 562 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/45/1
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Cloud Canyons
Cloud Canyons

David Medalla

Production date
1967
Medium
plastic, tubing, aquarium, pump, pipe
Size (h x w)
4000 x 3000 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/30
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Hellebore for Georg Trakl
Hellebore for Georg Trakl

Ronald Kitaj

Production date
1965
Medium
serigraph
Size (h x w)
768 x 565 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/45/2
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Nineteen Greys
Nineteen Greys

Bridget Riley

Production date
1968
Medium
silkscreen
Size (h x w)
762 x 762 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984
Accession no
1984/13/1
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Nineteen Greys
Nineteen Greys

Bridget Riley

Production date
1968
Medium
11 colour silkscreen
Size (h x w)
762 x 762 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984
Accession no
1984/13/3
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Nineteen Greys
Nineteen Greys

Bridget Riley

Production date
1968
Medium
13 colour silkscreen
Size (h x w)
762 x 762 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984
Accession no
1984/13/2
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Nineteen Greys
Nineteen Greys

Bridget Riley

Production date
1968
Medium
19 colour silkscreen
Size (h x w)
762 x 762 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984
Accession no
1984/13/4
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Henry Geldzahler and his Portrait by David Hockney
Henry Geldzahler and his Portrait by David Hockney

Cecil Beaton

Production date
1969
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
317 x 458 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/18/2