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‘Good business is the best art’, Andy Warhol famously said. His unashamed devotion to the marketplace was derided by much of the art world during his lifetime but, since his death in 1987, many younger artists have shown a similar fascination with commerce, the media and celebrity. Like Warhol, they have found that marketing and publicity provide a way of engaging with the modern world far beyond the narrow confines of the studio, gallery and museum.

Exhibition curator Alison Gingeras introduces Pop Life: Art in a Material World:

Room 1: Pop Life: A Prologue

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 2: Warhol: Gems

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 3: Worst of Warhol

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 4: The Next Step After Art

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 5: Live the Dream

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 6: Richard Prince: Spiritual America IV

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 7: Keith Haring: Pop Shop

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 8: Martin Kippenberger, Candidature à une Retrospective

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 9: Jeff Koons, Made in Heaven

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 10: Cosey Fanni Tutti, Magazine Actions

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 11: Almost Infamous: Young British Artists

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 12: Damien Hirst, Beautiful Inside My Head Forever

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 13: Pruitt Early, Red, Black, Green, Red, White and Blue

Pop Life; exhibition room guide; Tate Modern

Room 14: Piotr Uklański, The Nazis and Untitled (Polesploitation)

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 15: Andrea Fraser

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 16: Maurizio Cattelan

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Room 17: Takashi Murakami, Collaboration Addiction

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide

Café area: Reena Spaulings

Pop Life: Art in a Material World - past exhibition at Tate Modern, room guide