Peaking in the 1960s, Pop Art began as a revolt against mainstream approaches to art and culture and evolved into a wholesale interrogation of modern society, consumer culture, the role of the artist, and of what constituted an artwork.
Focusing on issues of materialism, celebrity, and media, Pop Art drew on mass-market sources, from advertising imagery to comic books, from Hollywood's most famous faces to the packaging of consumer products, the latter epitomized by Andy Warhol's Campbell's soup cans. As well as challenging the establishment with the elevation of such popular, banal, and kitschy images, Pop Art also deployed methods of mass-production, reducing the role of the individual artist with mechanized techniques such as screen printing.
In addition to using mass-market sources as inspiration, Pop Art also utilized mechanized techniques such as screen printing to create multiple reproductions of a single image. This approach challenged the notion of the individual artist and their role in the creation of art.
Overall, Pop Art was a revolution in the art world, challenging traditional notions of beauty, value, and artistic expression. It remains a popular and influential movement today, inspiring artists across a wide range of mediums and genres.
With featured artists including Andy Warhol, Allen Jones, Ed Ruscha, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Roy Lichtenstein, this book introduces the full reach and influence of a defining modernist movement.
96 PAGES 21.7 x 1.4 x 26.9 cm HARDCOVER
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