Guggenheim Museum
New York
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Pop Objects and Icons
dal 29/9/2011 al 7/2/2012
sun - wed 10 am-5:45 pm; fri, 10 am-5:45 pm; sat, 10 am-7:45 pm; closed thurs. On saturdays, beginning at 5:45 pm, the museum hosts Pay What You Wish

Segnalato da

Lauren Van Natten

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Pop Objects and Icons

Guggenheim Museum, New York

From the Guggenheim Collection

sintesi del comunicato stampa

The explosion of Pop art in America in the early 1960s signaled the return of representational images that the Abstract Expressionists of the preceding decades had mostly banished in favor of large gestural canvases and expressive colors. Pioneered in Europe in the late 1950s, the American Pop art movement took off after support from critics, including Guggenheim curator Lawrence Alloway. Buoyed by the economic vitality and consumerist culture of post-World War II America, artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol explored the images of popular culture and took inspiration from advertisements, pulp magazines, billboards, movies, television, and comic strips. The cool detachment and harsh, impersonal look of Pop art signaled a direct assault on the hallowed traditions of 'high art' as well as the personal gesture, so strongly championed by the previous generation. These artists turned to everyday objects, rather than the epic, for their subject matter. The Guggenheim's holdings on view include works by key transitional figures such as Robert Rauschenberg and paintings by early practitioners who continue to work in this vein today. This exhibition is curated by Megan Fontanella, assistant curator, Collections and Provenance, and Lauren Hinkson, assistant curator, Collections, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. (Image: Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled, 1963. Oil, silkscreened ink, metal, and plastic on canvas 208.3 x 121.9 x 15.9 cm)

Alberto Burri
dal 7/10/2015 al 5/1/2016

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