The Pop Art movement took key elements of mass communication and the mass-produced commodities that were shaping the 20th century, and boldly mixed them with fine art. Suddenly ordinary objects were given a colorful, new context and countless memorable images were created, and then embraced by the mass media that had inspired them.
Publishers and writers are still attempting to grasp Pop Art today with frequent retrospectives of the key artists and themes. Andy Warhol appears larger than life more than 20 years after his death. From the late 1960s, books and exhibition catalogs have showcased the finest moments in Pop Art from Warhol and his Campbell’s soup cans (many, many times) to the comic strips of Roy Lichtenstein and Ed Ruscha’s startling mundane images of California.
This selection - including work by David Hockney, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist and Larry Rivers - explains the origins of this global art movement and showcases the work that packed art galleries from New York to Stockholm for several decades. We do, indeed, have pages and pages of Pop Art.
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