Collection

1980s

1980s

The 1980s in the visual arts, Post-Modernism was still going strong.

At the end of the decade the Young British Artists (YBAs) emerged on the scene with the groundbreaking exhibition called Freeze. Organised by Damien Hirst, the show feature works by his student contemporaries at Goldsmiths College. The YBAs, among them Tracey Emin and Mat Collishaw, would play an influential role in British art for years to come.

Also featured in this collection are works by Sonia Boyce, Gilbert & George and Andy Warhol.