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International Pop

International Pop

Edited by Darsie Alexander with Bartholomew Ryan
Contributions by Erica Battle, Claudia Calirman, Dávid Fehér, Ed Halter, María José Herrera, Hiroko Ikegami, Godfre Leung, Luigia Lonardelli, and Charlotte Cotton; with Martin Harrison, and Tomáš Pospiszyl

This dynamic new volume is the first major survey to chronicle the emergence and migration of Pop art from an international perspective, focusing on the period from the 1950s through the early 1970s. Including original texts from a diverse roster of contributors, this catalogue provides important new scholarship on the period, examining production by artists across the globe who were simultaneously confronting radical cultural and political developments that would lay the foundation for the emergence of an art form embracing figuration, media strategies, and mechanical processes with a new spirit of urgency and/or exuberance. International Pop amplifies the scope and tenor of what we understand to be “Pop,” exposing the tremendous variety and complexity of this pivotal period and subject matter, and revealing how artists alternatively celebrated, cannibalized, rejected, or assimilated some of the presumed qualities of Pop advanced in the US and Britain.

Anchored by an expansive 48-page visual chronology, the book features in-depth essays by a range of scholars examining developments in Britain, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, and Hungary as well as Western Europe and the US. The volume includes some 320 illustrations, including full-color plates of each work in the exhibition, which integrates many classics of Pop art with numerous rarely seen works. Among the artists included are Evelyne Axell, Peter Blake, Raymundo Colares, Antonio Dias, Rosalyn Drexler, Erró, León Ferrari, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Jiří Kolář, Yayoi Kusama, Nelson Leirner, Anna Maria Maiolino, Antonio Manuel, Marisol, Marta Minujín, Shinjirō Okamoto, Claes Oldenburg, Wanda Pimentel, Michaelangelo Pistoletto, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Mimmo Rotella, Edward Ruscha, Niki de Saint Phalle, Ushio Shinohara, Keiichi Tanaami, Wayne Thiebaud, Jean Tinguely, Andy Warhol, and Tadanori Yokoo.

352 pages
230 color + 115 b&w illus.
9 x 11 ¾ inches
Published by Walker Art Center
ISBN: 978-1935963-08-0