International Pop at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 24 – May 15, 2016

“This exhibition chronicles a dynamic global phenomenon that emerged in the United Kingdom and United States in the postwar era and swept rapidly through countries in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Japan. Driven by a new generation of artists in the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s who broke from previous traditions, Pop celebrated, cannibalized, and assimilated image culture accelerated by television, advertising, and print media. Over 120 works in the exhibition will chart an expedition through the varied landscapes—artistic, social, and political—that gave rise to the intrepid Pop spirit, revealing both the specific iterations of Pop in these regions and the energetic exchanges that propelled a widespread reimagining of art in relation to a world in transition.” — The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Hers is a Lush Situation, 1958, Richard Hamilton, (Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK, Wilson Gift through the Art Fund, 2006), ©R. Hamilton. All rights reserved DACS, London/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Zone, 1961, by James Rosenquist (Philadelphia Museum of Art: Purchased with the Edith H. Bell Fund, 1982-9-1) ©James Rosenquist/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

IP IMAGE 3 - Look Mickey

Look Mickey, 1961, by Roy Lichtenstein (National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Roy and Dorothy Lichtenstein in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, ©Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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Still Life #35, 1963, by Tom Wesselmann (Collection of Claire Wesselmann) ©Estate of Tom Wesselman, Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

IP IMAGE 5 - Standard Station

Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas, 1963, by Edward Ruscha (Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire: Gift of James Meeker, class of 1958, in memory of Lee English, Class of 1958, scholar, poet, athlete and friend to all) © Edward Ruscha, courtesy Gagosian Gallery

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Ice Cream, 1964, by Evelyne Axell (Collection of Serge Goisse, Belgium), ©Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

IP IMAGE 7 - Epiphany

Epiphany, 1964-1989, by Richard Hamilton (Collection of Rita Donagh), ©R. Hamilton. All rights reserved DACS, London/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


LOOK!, 1964, by Joe Tilson (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis: Art Center Acquisition Fund, 1966) ©Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London

IP IMAGE 9 - Foodscape

Foodscape, 1964, by Erró, Oil on canvas, (Moderna Museet, Stockholm), ©Artists Rights Society, New York/ADAGP, Paris

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Dalila doble plataforma, 1967, by Dalila Puzzovio (Mock Galeria, Buenos Aires), Courtesy of the artist

IP IMAGE 13 - Oiran

Oiran, 1968, by Ushio Shinohara (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo) © Ushio and Noriko Shinohara

Images courtesy The Philadelphia Museum of Art