Pop Art and After: Prints and Popular Culture

Reverie by Roy Lichtenstein
Sep 02, 2008 - Dec 14, 2008
Voorhees Gallery

Since Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup can images first appeared in the 1960s, Pop Art has remained a pervasive force in contemporary art. Numerous artists have created bold, colorful pictures inspired by everyday reality and the American Dream: advertising, comics, food, mass-produced consumer goods, the media, political turmoil, and sexy nudes. Pop artists revolutionized printmaking by incorporating photography and commercial processes. Ranging from humorous to arrestingly serious, or ordinary to glamorous, this exhibition of sixty prints explores the interaction of popular culture and printmaking across four decades.

The artists represented in this exhibition include: Jim Dine, Red Grooms, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Eduardo Paolozzi, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann. Selected primarily from the collection of the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, the exhibition also features a special loan from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.

Co-organized by Marilyn Symmes, Director of the Morse Research Center for Graphic Arts and Curator of Prints and Drawings, and Joan Marter, a Rutgers University art history professor

The exhibition catalogue received support from the Dorothy Dehner Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and the International Fine Print Dealers Association, New York.

Roy Lichtenstein
Reverie, 1965
Published by Original Editions, New York
Private Collection
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