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Sydney International Art Series: Pop to popism

Saturday 01 November 2014 to Sunday 01 March 2015


Pop to popism will be presented at the Art Gallery of NSW as part of the Sydney International Art Series.

Pop art was defined as 'popular, witty, sexy, gimmicky and glamorous' and exploded in the 1950s and 60s, exploring the pop culture world of advertising, film, television, music and mass-produced consumer goods. It irrevocably broke down the boundaries between high culture and popular taste, changing art forever.

Pop to popism, the most extensive exhibition of pop art to be showcased in Australia, will consume an entire floor of the Gallery with over 200 works on display by 70 artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Tracey Moffatt, Martin Sharp and Brett Whiteley.

Image: Roy Lichtenstein In the car 1963 (detail), oil and magna on canvas, 172 × 203.5cm, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, purchased 1980 © Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

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