What’s Poppin’! Pop Art And Its Influence provides us with an opportunity to consider the important role of the Pop Art movement and the ways in which the Pop Art philosophy and process continues to influence 21st century artists and culture.
Presenting artwork from first generation pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichstenstein to the next generation of artists who have built on the foundation of the pop art expression and philosophy such as Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst, the artwork bears witness to the active dialogue and inspiration between the origins of Pop Art and today’s contemporary art practice.
This exhibition coincides with a major Andy Warhol exhibition at the Whitney, U.S., a Jeff Koons exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, U.K., a travelling exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors, organised by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, U.S., and a recently unveiled artwork by KAWS, Kaws: Holiday in Taipei, Taiwan, his largest piece to date at more that 110 ft. tall.
It has been 57 years since the Pop Art movement began and Pop Art clearly continues to influence and inspire artists today.