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Art: Group Show

Pop Culture: Selections From the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation


Aug 25, 2012 – Dec 2, 2012



Pepperdine University, Weisman Museum of Art

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy





In honor of the 20th anniversary of Pepperdine's Weisman Museum of Art, the museum presents Pop Culture, an exploration of the roots of pop art and its continuing influence. 1960s works in the show include all ten of Andy Warhol's variously hued Marilyn Monroe silkscreens; James Rosenquist's ambigious Sketch for "Fire Pole" Expo 67 Mural Montreal Canada, which alternately suggests a fire pole or a disco pole; and two works by the underrated Tom Wesselmann, currently subject of a one-man show at Montreal's Museum of Fine Arts. Other artists included in the show are Gilbert & George, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenberg, Nam June Paik, Kim Rugg, and John Waters.

Karin E. Baker, Flavorpill

Pepperdine University, Weisman Museum of Art says…

Pop Art first arose in the early 1960s when artists began to draw inspiration from the new mass media that was transforming the world. This exhibition, organized to mark the Weisman Museum's formal dedication on September 12, 1992, explores the roots of this movement as well as the way subsequent generations of artists have drawn inspiration from popular culture.