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POP ART - Icons that matter

Du 22 septembre au 21 janvier 2018
Musée Maillol
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Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art

Begun by the famous sculptor and patron of the arts, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942), the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art of New York provides a veritable anthology of 20th-century art. This collection contains remarkable artworks from the Pop Art Movement. Including paintings, sculptures and prints, more than sixty works will be presented for the first time in Paris, at the Musée Maillol, from the 22 September 2017 to the 21 January 2018.

The exhibition focuses on Pop Art in post-war American art, from the beginning of the 1960s to the end of the 1970s, and includes formative figures from the Pop Art movement: Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, the sculptures and monumental canvases of Claes Oldenburg, Tom Wesselmann, James Rosenquist, and Alex Katz, the serigraphs of Andy Warhol, and the paintings of Jim Dine and Roy Lichtenstein. Although the exhibition features the movement’s most prominent artists, it also includes American artists who are less well known in France (George Segal, Rosalyn Drexler, May Stevens, John Wesley, and so on) and enable viewers to appreciate the diversity of the techniques employed.

All Works are in collection of Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. (Whitney Museum, N.Y.) and must contain this information in all publications as well as © notices indicated below. No modification of those visuals is permitted without an agreement with the artist’s and/or licensing representatives.

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