In the heyday of the 1960s, artists in the United States turned an eye on the wonderful and sometimes wild images of American popular culture and the consumer world. They looked at ordinary and mundane subject matter–shop signs, road signs, comics and cartoons, packaging, and mass media imagery–with a sense of irreverence and humor. They thus monumentalized the material details that mirror the dynamic of American life so well. In doing so, they reinvigorated the realm of “high art” by infusing it with the accessibility and irony of our social landscape.
Included in this exhibition are works by James Rosenquist, Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Indiana, Red Grooms, Richard Lindner, Audrey Flack, Claes Oldenburg, Marisol, and Chryssa among others.
69 works, ca. 200+ running feet, single hung
pedestals and vitrines required