POP! Over to the InterContinental Boston and enjoy New Cocktails and Pop Art Package

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InterContinental Boston a 424-room luxury hotel located along Boston’s hot Fort Point Channel waterfront area and Martin Lawrence Gallery, one of the premier galleries in Boston, recently launched “POP! Goes Boston” an exhibit of three of the greatest past and current Pop artists. The show, launched on November 18, 2013 and runs through April 30, 2014 at the InterContinental Boston, explores the iconic Pop Art movement with 15 works by Pop pioneer Andy Warhol; the King of Japanese Pop Art, Takashi Murakami, and French-born Pop Illusionist, Philippe Bertho.

The Pop Art Movement

Challenging the traditions of fine art, Pop Art is a modern art movement which utilizes the imagery, styles and themes of advertising, mass media and popular culture.  It began in London during the mid-1950s, however it became associated with iconic American artists when it reached its zenith in New York during the 1960s.  The term Pop Art was first used by English art critic, Lawrence Alloway, in a 1958 issue of Architectural Digest to describe works that featured the imagery of mass production, celebrity and consumerism. The Pop pioneer and perhaps the greatest Pop artist, Andy Warhol (1930-1987), specialized in depicting objects from everyday life.  He burst upon the public consciousness with meticulously painted Campbell’s soup cans and three-dimensional Brillo boxes.  His innovations have greatly affected the art of today and have influenced both Takashi Murakami and Philippe Bertho.

POP! Goes Boston

Warhol, Murakami and Bertho showcase the foundation and the extension of Pop Art.  This new exhibit, POP! Goes Boston, at the InterContinental Boston, illustrates each artist’s achievements in this area of visual arts showcasing a total of 15 pieces.  The exhibit includes five screenprints by Warhol including Muhammad Ali, Sidewalk, Santa Claus, The Marx Brothers and Blackglama; four Murakami lithographs of the And Then and Then and Then series; and serigraphs by Bertho including Love Pop2, Love Pop3 and four Ça Tourne (“It’s Spinning”).

To celebrate the new Pop! Goes Boston art exhibit and InterContinental Boston’s popular rum and champagne bar, RumBa, launched a series of three new cocktail inspired by each of these renowned Pop artists which will be on the menu for the duration of the exhibit. 

  • The ‘Pop Icon’ (Andy Warhol) – a champagne cocktail made with Cointreau, Curaçao and a Pop Rock rim – $14 (pictured above right)
  • The ‘Pop Eccentric’ (Takashi Murakami) – a martini made with sake, St. Germain and hibiscus syrup garnished with a lemon twist, hibiscus flower and shiso leaves – $14 (pictured above left)
  • The ‘Pop Illusionist’ (Philippe Bertho) – a martini made with organic cucumber vodka, peppercorn infused simple syrup and lemon juice garnished with circles of cucumber, a pinch of chili flakes and peppercorns – $14

In addition, the InterContinental Boston is offering the new Pop Art Package which is valid through April 30, 2014 and starts from $250.00.  The hotel is situated along Boston’s hip Fort Point Channel, home to 300 artists and one of New England’s largest art communities and in walking distance to the world-renown Institute of Contemporary Art. The package, which is based on double occupancy, includes: 

  • 15% off any purchase at the Martin Lawrence Gallery — up to $500 
  • Town car transportation to and from Martin Lawrence Gallery on Newbury Street
  • Personal guided tour at Martin Lawrence Gallery
  • Two tickets to the Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Choice of one of RumBa’s new specialty cocktails inspired by the artists, per person
  • Special Pop Art in-room amenity

The package is subject to availability and blackout dates apply. To book, call the InterContinental Boston directly at 617-217-5033 or 877-747-BOSTON.