Portraitist Jonathan Yeo visits Tate Modern’s Pop Life exhibition to indulge his interests in celebrity and pornography.



Portraitist Jonathan Yeo has painted actors, supermodels and politicians, and is perhaps best known for his collage of George W. Bush made from pornographic magazines. Here, we get his impressions of three rooms in Tate Modern’s Pop Life exhibition, from Andy Warhol’s exuberant depiction of his celebrity friends, through Cosey Fanni Tutti’s soft-core modelling, and ending up in the high gloss and explicit world of Jeff Koons’s ‘Made in Heaven’.