Pop Art Portraits

Overview

Reaching its pinnacle during the era of Marilyn Monroe and James Bond, Haight-Ashbury and Swinging London, Pop art reflected the ideals and aspirations of a generation. By the 1960s the movement’s bold imagery and style had become inseparable from the new consumer culture. This important book looks at British and American Pop art through the lens of portraiture, providing a fresh perspective on the movement and its innovative artists.

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Overview

Reaching its pinnacle during the era of Marilyn Monroe and James Bond, Haight-Ashbury and Swinging London, Pop art reflected the ideals and aspirations of a generation. By the 1960s the movement’s bold imagery and style had become inseparable from the new consumer culture. This important book looks at British and American Pop art through the lens of portraiture, providing a fresh perspective on the movement and its innovative artists.

Blurring the boundaries between “high” and “low” culture, Pop artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Hamilton, and Peter Blake elevated portraiture to a new position. Author Paul Moorhouse explores the artists’ engagement with portraits; their shared fascination with fame; their use of images from advertisements, rock music, films, and print sources; and the ways in which the British and American schools of Pop evolved and influenced one another. Bringing together key works from the peak years of Pop, this extensively illustrated book demonstrates how the conventions of portraiture were redefined as Pop artists transformed familiar images into transcendent works of art.

Featured artists:

Andy Warhol

Robert Rauschenberg

David Hockney

Roy Lichtenstein

R. B. Kitaj

Patrick Caulfield

Jim Dine

Pauline Boty

James Rosenquist

Jasper Johns

Larry Rivers

and many others

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300135886
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,358,857
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Moorhouse is Twentieth-Century Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, London. His books include Richard Long: Walking the Line and John Virtue: London Paintings. Dominic Sandbrook is a freelance historian and Fellow of the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University. He is the author of Never Had It So Good: A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles and Eugene McCarthy and the Rise and Fall of Postwar American Liberalism.

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