Pop Art to Britart is the first public exhibition of one of the most important collections of late-twentieth century and contemporary art in private hands.
The selection presented in the exhibition draws upon a private collection in which these principles are apparent and, it may be conjectured, an awareness of which informed the growth of that collection. Comprising works covering the period 1960–2010, in the main the artists represented are British.
British Pop is represented in depth. In addition to Blake, Hockney and Hamilton, many other key figures are included, notably Patrick Caulfield, Derek Boshier, Allen Jones and Gerald Laing.
The legacy of these artists and their engagement with commercial and popular forms of visual culture is also apparent in more recent works by young British Artists — Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn and Gavin Turk.
The guiding principle behind this collection is of art produced during David Ross’ lifetime. David Ross is perhaps best known as the co-founder in 1991 of The Carphone Warehouse. Since 2003 he has been involved in leading many other public and private companies as well as pursuing a passion for the arts, sports and education through the David Ross Foundation. David Ross is an alumnus of The University of Nottingham (Law) and a member of University Council.
The gallery is open 11am - 5pm Monday to Saturday, and 12pm - 4pm on Sundays. Admission is free. For further information, visit the David Ross Collection on Lakeside Arts.
Image credit: My Marilyn 1965 by Richard Hamilton. Screenprint. © The Estate of Richard Hamilton. All rights reserved. DACS 2013