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Originating in England in the mid 1950s, Pop Art developed its full potential in the USA in the 1960s. It substitutes the everyday for the splendid; mass-produced articles are assigned the same importance as one-offs; the difference between high culture and popular culture is swept away. Media and advertising are among the preferred contents of Pop Art, which celebrates the consumer society in its own witty fashion. The enthusiasm generated by Pop Art since the first works were exhibited has never died down -- it is greater today than ever before.
About the Author
Klaus Honnef is honorary professor of photography theory at the Kassel Art Academy. He was one of the organizers of documenta 5 and documenta 6 in Kassel, and has been the curator of more than 500 exhibitions in Germany and abroad. He has written numerous books, including TASCHEN’s Contemporary Art (1988), Andy Warhol (1989), and Pop Art (2004).
Table of Contents
|On the Balcony||28|
|U.S. Highway 1, Number 5||30|
|Road Series No. 13||32|
|Double Isometric Self-portrait (Serape)||34|
|Hollywood (Jean Harlow)||36|
|My Marilyn (paste up)||38|
|Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?||40|
|Tea Painting in an Illusionistic Style||42|
|The Big Eight||44|
|Yellow and Green Brushstrokes||54|
|Pastry Case 1||56|
|Lion Versus Eagles||62|
|Custom Painting No. 5||64|
|Untitled (Joan Crawford)||70|
|Standard Station Amarillo, Texas||72|
|Woman Washing her Feet in a Sink||76|
|The Restaurant Window||78|
|129 Die in Jet||82|
|Gold Marilyn Monroe||84|
|80 Two Dollar Bills (Front and Rear)||86|
|Campbell's Soup Can 1||88|
|Great American Nude No. 98||92|
|Still Life No. 20||94|