National Gallery of Canada Brings International Superstars of the Contemporary Art World to Ottawa

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OTTAWA.- Contemporary art and artists, celebrity, notoriety, branding and mass media, fame and fortune are essential elements of the provocative exhibition Pop Life: Art in a Material World, presented by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) this summer. Organized by Tate Modern in London (U.K.) in association with the NGC, the Gallery will be its sole North American venue. Already renowned for its presentations in London and Hamburg, this major exhibition has carved an international reputation and is on view in Ottawa from June 11 until September 19, 2010. Originating from Andy Warhol’s startling premise that “good business is the best kind of art,” Pop Life examines a relevant yet under-explored chapter in recent art history. The exhibition begins with an original rereading of Warhol’s later period from the late