Pop art , which reached its peak in the 1960s, emerged as a revolution against established conceptions of art and culture and ended up questioning all aspects of modern society, consumer culture, the role of the artist and the which is a work of art.
Focused on themes such as materialism, fame, and the media , pop art drew from consumer market sources, whether advertising images, comics, famous Hollywood faces, or commercial item packaging, the latter epitomized by cans of Campbell's Soup by Andy Warhol. In addition to challenging the establishment by extolling such popular, banal, and kitsch images, Pop art deployed mass production methods and blurred the role of the singular artist with the adoption of mechanized techniques such as screen printing.
Featuring artists like Andy Warhol, Allen Jones, Ed Ruscha, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Roy Lichtenstein , this book presents the full scope and influence of a defining modern movement.
Hardcover, 21 x 26 cm.