Pop Art

Using everyday objects of advertising, famous people and mass media, pop art combines popular imagery with popular culture. Discover how these artists went beyond the traditional techniques and mediums creating their art with these titles from our digital collections.

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Anecdotal, funny, frank, POPism is Warhol’s personal view of the Pop phenomenon in New York in the 1960s and a look back at the relationships that made up the scene at the Factory, including his rela­tionship with Edie Sedgewick, focus of the film Factory Girl. In the detached, back-fence gossip style he was famous for, Warhol tells all—the ultimate inside story of a decade of cultural revolution.

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Artist Jason Mecier creates insanely detailed portraits of celebrities using trash, candy, and other items, crafting sculptural celebrations as beautiful as they are outrageous. Here is Amy Sedaris assembled from her own trash, David Bowie made out of cosmetics and feathers, Snoop Dogg sculpted out of weed, Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus crafted out of candy, Kevin Bacon bespoke in bacon, and many, many more. Fun process shots offer behind-the-scenes insights into the meticulous work required to create these candy-colored-and literally trashy-spotlights (how much licorice does it take to make Harry Potter?). With mesmerizing tributes to icons ranging from Stevie Nicks to Farrah Fawcett to Honey Boo Boo, this gallery of the famous and infamous is a visual treat for fans of pop culture and pop art alike.

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Enter The Universe According to Peter Max. A true Pop Art icon—one of the world's most well-loved visual artists—Peter Max now offers us an intimate, unprecedented look at the inner workings of his imagination. Vibrantly colored artwork accompanies fifty evocative personal essays in which Max, for the first time ever, shares his life story and personal philosophies. Fans of pop art, psychedelic illustration, and the art of underground comics will revel in Max's unique, unforgettable illustrations and in the details of his own captivating creative odyssey.

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Celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation. Documents a group of like-minded outsiders who found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery rooted in the do-it-yourself subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip-hop, and graffiti. They made art that reflected the lifestyles they led that has now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture.

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