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Mad Men & the artists and how the advertising industry has exploited fine art Tony Rawlins Thursday 20 February 2020

From the Renaissance through to the present day, fine art has provided advertisers with material to enhance brand imagery with admiration, humour and satire. In an entertaining talk, we will hear about the creative process and the (not always entirely successful) advertisements that are the end result.