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Pop Art at the Maillol Museum; a colourful autumn exhibition

Pop Art at the Maillol Museum; a colourful autumn exhibition

Museum & Exhibitions

The Musée Maillol in Paris is organising an exhibition entitled POP ART - Icons That Matter, presenting items from the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Everyone has seen examples of work by, for example, Andy Warhol. Well, you can find creations by this major figure of Pop Art and many other masterpieces from September 22nd during your stay at the Hotel d'Angleterre.


American art of the 20th century

The Whitney Museum collection was initiated by the famous sculptor and patron of the arts, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Sixty major works from the early 1960s to the end of the 1970s are on loan from that great collection and these comprise the current exhibition. Among them are works by the initiators of the Pop Art movement, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, as well as sculptures and monumental canvases by Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Alex Katz and Tom Wesselmann, plus Andy Warhol's iconic silkscreen prints and paintings by Roy Lichtenstein and Jim Dine. Other American artists who are less well known in France are also represented, including George Segal, Rosalyn Drexler, May Stevens and John Wesley.


The American Pop Art movement

In the early 1960s a generation of artists emerged in the United States who reacted against abstract expressionism, the dominant artistic movement of the time, just as the consumer society was developing in a context of economic growth. These artists chose to depict everyday objects, the iconography of mass popular culture, and celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy. Pop Art affirmed a belief in the power of images and depicted ‘the American way of life’ with humour and irony, often incorporating textual elements and imagery derived from advertising and comic books.

Discover this dynamic, often controversial and fun artistic movement during your stay at the Hotel d'Angleterre. A real autumn treat.

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