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  • First work to achieve iconic status, technique: collage, Independent Group, origin of name (pop), father of British pop art,
  • Disasters: plane crashes, car accidents,
  • childhood
  • Gold Marilyn Monroe
  • Andy Warhol, Self-Portraits1986
  • “I want to be a machine”-Andy Warhol, relate to

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  • The Pop Art MovementAlyssa Rollins, Leila Haddad, andMona Patel
  • Pop art is:Popular (designed for a mass audience).Transient (short-term solution).Expendable (easily-forgotten). Lowcost. Mass produced. Young (aimed atyouth). Witty. Sexy. Gimmicky.Glamorous. Big business. This is justthe beginning…Richard Hamilton in a Letter to Alison and PeterSmithson, 16 January 1957
  • Origin• Timeline: mid 1950’s to early 1970’s (time ofeconomic prosperity)• Concept first originated in Britain in early 1950’sby the Independent Group• The word pop has several origins• Link to Marcel Duchamp
  • Pop Art• Aimed to blur the line between traditional artand popular culture (between “high” and “low”cultured art).• Themes of daily object, mass media, andrepetition, everyday life• Coincided with Abstract Expressionism
  • RichardHamilton, JustWhat Is ItThat MakesToday’s HomesSo Different,So Appealing?1956
  • Andy Warhol• 1928-1987• Fashion illustrator, painter, sculptor,filmmaker, producer of the VelvetUnderground, magazine publisher,philosopher, historian, diarist, model,photographer, and archivist.• Started off as commercial artist• One of the founding fathers of the pop artmovement• Themes: Campbell soup cans, Marilyn Monroe,Brillo pads, disasters• The Factory• Shot in 1968 by Valerie Solanas
  • 100 Cans, 1962
  • Marilyn Ditych, 1962
  • Gold MarilynMonroe (1962)
  • Orange Disaster 1963
  • Techniques Andy Warhol Used• Silk-screening• Repetition
  • The Artist• “My work is largely concernedwith relations between seeingand knowing, seeing andsaying, seeing and believing”Jasper Johns, 1965
  • Flag 1954
  • MAP 1962
  • Paintings• In 1955, JasperJohns created aseries ofpaintings ofsingle numberscalled figures.
  • Is a number really a number?• By choosing a number asa subject matter, Johnsdeprived them of theirpracticalfunction, reinventingthem as formats formovements ofpaint, color, line, andsurface.
  • Paint by Numbers
  • Painted bronze, 1960
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  • Roy Lichtenstein• Born in New York City on October 27, 1923• Grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side• Inspired by advertisements and comic strips• Bright, graphic images parodied popular culture• Died in New York City on September 29, 1997
  • Girl with Ball,1961RoyLichtenstein
  • “This was the first timeI decided to make apainting really look likecommercial art. The approachturned out to be so interesting thateventually it became impossible todoany other kind of painting.”-Roy Lichtenstein
  • Look Mickey, 1961Roy Lichtenstein
  • Donald Duck: Lostand Found, 1960Look Mickey,1961
  • DrowningGirl, 1963RoyLichtenstein
  • Whaam!, 1963
  • Bedroom at Arles, 1992
  • Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, 1888
  • Summary• Dealt with painting, printmaking, and sculpture• Originated in the mid-1950s• Major artists in the United States include:▫ Andy Warhol▫ Roy Lichtenstein▫ Jasper Johns• Major artist in Britain:▫ Richard Hamilton• Difference between U.S. and Britain’s pop art isthe U.S. seemed more united