On Thursday the 5th of February I was lucky enough to travel to the gallery Modern Art in Oxford. The purpose of this visit was to see a joint exhibition of work that was put together and curated by the artist Jeremy Deller. The 2 artists in question were William Morris and Andy Warhol.
I went with my fellow degree students from The London Metropolitan University and Jeremy Deller was himself there to chat and talk us around the Exhibition.
Although separated by decades in time the 2 artists approach to their work and their political leanings were very similar.
Morris used to raise money to finance his aid to the poorer community by designing expensive wallpapers for very rich clients but he was also a great painter and artist rather than just a philanthropic industrialist.
It was Warhol that defined a generation of artists, now known as the Pop Art movement that created art for the masses rather than just those who could afford them.
Jeremy Deller was lucky enough to have met Andy Warhol three times before the latter died.
Jeremy Deller is himself a Turner prize winning artist and is a very approachable, modest and knowledgeable human being.
Terence Milligan is a 2nd year art student The London Metropolitan University , and Art Reach Volunteer.
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