Weird and wonderful objects from deep in Wolverhampton Art Gallery's stores have surfaced in a quirky Pop Art exhibition.

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Cultural Curiosities from the Collection are on show at the Lichfield Street gallery until Sunday 11 December, 2016.

The gallery is home to a wealth of art, artefacts and archaeology with some of the more unusual objects featuring in this show.

Objects have been chosen with a link to Wolverhampton's famous Pop Art collection to show how some artists like Roy Lichtenstein are inspired by the everyday, throwaway and cheap novelty items.

Featured is one of the gallery's more renowned pieces which, when it was first shown nearly 40 years ago, caused some controversy and made headlines.

Clive Barker's Francis Bacon Head, from 1978, is a brass box supporting a ribbed hose like form with dentures emerging from the end. Clive Barker made the mould for this work from a vacuum cleaner pipe and a set of false teeth, which he cast in brass.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "On the walls you will see some fantastic Pop Art and then in the cabinets are many intriguing objects that link to each work. It really is a fascinating exhibition and well worth a look."

The show also complements the gallery's winter blockbuster show ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein which runs until 26 February, 2016.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm, and entry is free.

  • released: Thursday 20 October, 2016