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Man looking at a tall tower of old electronics in a blue lit room in the Tate Modern

© Lee Mawdsley

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Whaam!

Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam!  1963

Whaam! is based on an image Lichtenstein found in a 1962 DC comic, All American Men of War. Lichtenstein often used art from comics and adverts in his paintings. He saw the act of taking an existing image and changing the context as a way of transforming it’s meaning. Lichtenstein was interested in emotional subjects, such as love and war. His work takes on these themes in a distant and impersonal way.

Gallery label, July 2020

© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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Babel

Cildo Meireles, Babel  2001

Babel 2001 is a large-scale sculptural installation that takes the form of a circular tower made from hundreds of second-hand analogue radios that the artist has stacked in layers. The radios are tuned to a multitude of different stations and are adjusted to the minimum volume at which they are audible. Nevertheless, they compete with each other and create a cacophony of low, continuous sound, resulting in inaccessible information, voices or music.

© Cildo Meireles

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León Ferrari, [no title]  2001, reproduced 2007

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Dearest Art Collector

Guerrilla Girls, Dearest Art Collector  1986

This is one of thirty posters published in a portfolio entitled Guerrilla Girls Talk Back by the group of anonymous American female artists who call themselves the Guerrilla Girls. Tate’s copy is number twelve in the edition of fifty.

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Whaam!
Roy Lichtenstein Whaam! 1963
Babel
Cildo Meireles Babel 2001
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León Ferrari [no title] 2001, reproduced 2007
Dearest Art Collector
Guerrilla Girls Dearest Art Collector 1986