POPART exhibition

Exeter's phoenix centre on saturday 16th feb.

what is it?

Pop art was one of the major art movements of the 20th Century. It emerged almost simultaneously but separately in the UK and the USA. The term itself was coined by Lawrence Alloway in the late 1950’s to refer to art based on popular culture and the power of images. Pop Art reached its peak in the 1960’s and can be seen as one of the first manifestations of post modernism. Some of the pop art you see can come from daily life.

Roy Lichtenstein pop art artist

American artist Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York City on October 27, 1923, and grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. In the 1960s, Lichtenstein became a leading figure of the new art movement, alongside Andy Warhol. Inspired by advertisements and comic strips, Lichtenstein’s bright, graphic images parodied popular culture. He died in New York City on September 29, 1997.

Andy Warhol pop art artist

Andy Warhol, born in Pittsburgh in 1928, was an American artist and filmmaker. He is the figure head of the pop art movement of the 1960s. Warhol brought focus to the banality of the commercial culture of the United States, creating and then pushing the artist envelope of his time. He became a worldwide celebrity, befriending and doing business with people in the highest social ranks.

Pop Art Exhibition

Saturday, Feb. 16th 2013 at 11:15am

Gandy Street

Exeter, Devon