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Pop art portraits

Author: Paul Moorhouse; Dominic Sandbrook; National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain); Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
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"Pop Art Portraits is the first publication to explore the role and significance of portraiture within Pop Art. Conceived as a visual dialogue between American and British Pop, it brings together key works by major Pop artists working on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1950s and 1960s. The book examines the shared preoccupation of these artists with depicting the famous, using images taken from popular culture -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moorhouse, Paul.
Pop art portraits.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608384358
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Moorhouse; Dominic Sandbrook; National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain); Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.
ISBN: 0300135882 9780300135886
OCLC Number: 183257451
Notes: "Published to accompany the exhibition Pop art portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London from 11 October 2007 to 20 January 2008, and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart from 23 February to 8 June 2008"--Title page verso.
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The context for pop art --
'The age of boom': Britain and the United States in the 1950s-1960s / Dominic Sandbrook --
Timeline --
Overt, covert and imaginary: the iconography of the pop art portrait --
A new image of art --
Precursors of pop --
Portraits and the question of style --
Fantasy and fame --
Innocence and experience / Paul Moorhouse --
Artist biographies / Elizabeth Manchester.
Responsibility: Paul Moorhouse ; with an essay by Dominic Sandbrook.
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"Pop Art Portraits is the first publication to explore the role and significance of portraiture within Pop Art. Conceived as a visual dialogue between American and British Pop, it brings together key works by major Pop artists working on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1950s and 1960s. The book examines the shared preoccupation of these artists with depicting the famous, using images taken from popular culture - advertising, pop music, the cinema, magazines and newspapers. And it shows how Pop Art shattered the conventions of portraiture, creating a new genre of fantasy portraits. Pop Art elevated portraiture to a new, pre-eminent position. Blurring the boundaries between 'high' and 'low' culture, it focused on the individual, creating an art with genuine popular appeal." "Curator and author Paul Moorhouse explores Pop Art's complex and enormously creative engagement with portraiture from the early 1950s to its heyday and maturity in the 1960s. He shows how British and American Pop were closely linked, and also how they differed in terms of context, character and their treatment of imagery. The focus on Marilyn Monroe by artists such as Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton, Richard Smith, Pauline Boty, Allan D'Arcangelo, Robert Indiana and Claes Oldenburg underscores one of the book's principal themes: the way in which Pop Art portraits transformed familiar images to create works of art of technical virtuosity, striking originality and enduring fascination."--Jacket.

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