Nicholas Galanin’s 30-foot artwork in Brooklyn Bridge Park references an iconic Robert Indiana artwork to enact a critique of settler colonialism.
Wayne Thiebaud, Whose Paintings Were (Almost) Good Enough to Eat, Dies at 101
He mastered the textures of frosting, meringue, and donut glaze, but was also known for his dizzying cityscapes and Pop-like humor.
How Pop Became Political for Artists Across the Americas
From North to South America, artists used the bold colors, figuration, and appropriated imagery of Pop Art, but with a biting political message.
The Latin American History of Pop Art
Featuring works from artists in Latin America and its diasporas, Pop América intervenes in long-held conceptions of Pop Art’s geographic consolidations in the US and UK.
Pop Goes the Ugly American Stereotypes
An exhibition at Musée Maillol demonstrates that Pop Art did not then, and does not now, matter — because it has never been a site of cultural resistance, but rather a scene of authoritarianism rooted in an affirmation of top-down corporate affluence.
How Art Has Framed Our Celebrity Worship
Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art explores the imagery of celebrity culture and likens it to a religious experience.
Yo, Make Deborah Kass’s Public Sculpture in Brooklyn Permanent!
When I first saw it in November I was immediately inclined to bemoan the fact that Deborah Kass’s canary yellow public sculpture “OY/YO,” installed on the Brooklyn waterfront in Dumbo, will not be there permanently.
Reckoning with Pop Art’s Irrepressible Popularity
CHICAGO — Three major exhibitions devoted to Pop art that opened last year broadened the purview of this movement as a primarily Western (American) phenomenon by unearthing lesser-known artists to provide a global view of art in the 1960s and ‘70s.
Tate Modern’s Absorbing but Haphazard Look at Global Pop Art
LONDON — The World Goes Pop is an exhilarating collection filled with fizzing energy, so its curatorial messiness can be forgiven.
Corita Kent’s Political and Holy Language in the Context of Pop
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Among Pop art’s notable motifs are capitalism, consumerism, and now Catholicism.
Schizophrenic Compositions of Collapsing and Cascading Notes
Continuously creating since childhood, when he first cultivated a habit of collaging, British artist Eduardo Paolozzi boasts an oeuvre that is both prodigious and varied.
When the Whole World Spoke Pop
MINNEAPOLIS — We do not know what we do not know. That is precisely what the Walker Art Center’s exhibition International Pop makes clear — how much, heretofore, we did not know about the scope and practice of Pop art.