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Andy Warhol-Stockholm -1968Warhol in Words: Poetic Pop Art
Once you “got” Pop, you could never see a sign the same way again.
I like boring things.
Pop art emerged in Britain in the early 1950’s and developed to a new level in America in the second half of the decade. Influenced by the cultural trends of mass production and commercialism, pop art focuses the artists’ efforts on the mundane and, as the name suggests, the popular cultural icons of the era. Think of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans or Marilyn Monroe’s. A response to non-representational art such as abstract expressionism, pop art explores simple reality in detail.
Some have referred to pop art as the “democratization of art,” as its proponents “manufactured” art in such a way as to make it available to rich and…
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