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Curated from the Tweed’s permanent collection, this exhibition of prints and paintings will first examine artworks by the progenitors of Pop Art—artists such as Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha—who became household names during the 1960’s by creating artworks in which the technique and subject matter reflected the consumer and media-driven identity of America at the time. This approach to art-making was a clear reaction against the heavily intellectualized Abstract Expressionist Period, which had dominated the decade before, and thus became wildly popular because of its accessibility to the masses. Furthermore, this exhibition will also include artwork by a younger generation of contemporary artists whose work represents a direct continuation of the aesthetics of Pop Art through an appropriation of similar subjects, techniques, and composition.



(Press kit contents: Press release, selected images, artist biography)






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