Pop Art

Kasmin, David Hockney and Sheridan Dufferin on a plane.

David Hockney at the Kasmin Gallery

Article by:
Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens describes some of the early steps in David Hockney’s career.

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Sir Eduardo Paolozzi with his sculpture of Newton at the British Library, photographed by Chris Lee.

The London art world, 1950-1965

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Duncan Robinson

Duncan Robinson compares his own memories of the London art world of the 1950s with those in the Artists’ Lives oral history collection.

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Kasmin (left), unknown figure, Sheridan Dufferin (right) with Kenneth Noland painting, 1968.

Playing it by ear: Kasmin in the 1960s

Article by:
Lisa Tickner

Lisa Tickner assesses the place of National Life Stories Artists’ Lives recordings in the context of art history research.

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Section from Richard Morphet's Diary, 19 November 1962.

Art and advertising in the 1960s

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Simon Martin

Simon Martin writes about the connections between art and advertising in art made in the 1960s.

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<i>Riverfall</i> by Richard Smith (1969) and <i>Hyena Stomp</i> by Frank Stella (1962) in the exhibition <i>Artists' Lives: Speaking of the Kasmin Gallery</i>, Tate Britain, December 2016 - April 2018. Photograph Joe Humphrys. Courtesy Tate.

Presence and metaphor in the work of Richard Smith

Article by:
Rachel Rose Smith

Rachel Rose Smith examines the subject matter of Richard Smith’s paintings.

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Further themes

Art and money

Buying, selling, collecting and exhibiting: explore the world of art and money.


Changing ideas about art curation and gallery design.


How do you learn to draw? Discover a multitude of varied responses to the life drawing room at art school.

Pop Art

The impact of advertising and pop culture on British artists in the 1960s.


Hear from a gallery owner and from artists how new materials used in the 1960s made it difficult for sculptors to find exhibiting spaces.

The artist's studio

Experience the artist's studio by listening to stories from behind the scenes.