POP ART: Pauline Boty & Jan Haworth & Letty Lou Eisenhauer & Rosalyn Drexler & Marisol & Andy Warhol & Roy Lichtenstein & Richard Hamilton & Jasper Johns & Peter Blake et al: Alastair Sooke TV - Andy Warhol - Truman Capote - Laura Cumming TV - Andrew Graham-Dixon TV - Great Artists in Their Own Words TV - David Bowie - Roy Lichtenstein: Pop Idol TV - Tate online - Roy Lichtenstein - Jasper Johns - Janet-Street Porter TV - Waldemar Januszczak TV - James Fox TV - Tim Marlow TV - Peter Blake - BBC online - Roy Strong TV - George Orwell - Matthew Collings TV -
31,948. In the late 1950s and early 60s a new movement seized the imagery of mass produced popular culture and turned it into art ... Pop Art wasn’t an all-boys’ club: from the beginning female artists pioneered a vision of consumer culture that was as brilliant and surprising as that of their male counterparts. Alastair Sooke, Pop Go the Women: The Other Story of Pop Art, BBC 2014
31,949. The most intriguing one of them all ... Pauline Boty embodied the spirit of pop. ibid.
31,950. [Jann] Haworth’s big break came in 1963 when her work was showcased at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. ibid.
31,951. With her stitched grannies and cloth objects, Haworth had discovered a new direction for sculpture. (Artists: Pop Art & Sculpture) ibid.
31,952. [Roy] Lichtenstein did encourage [Letty Lou] Eisenhauer’s pop paintings. Today, they’ve all been lost. ibid.
31,953. Pace Gallery Jan 7 - Jan 25: International Girlie Exhibit: almost half of the works were by women. One of them was Rosalyn Drexler. ibid.
31,954. Marisol – then her art filled an entire room [New York] ... Marisol was the only female artist who commanded the same sort of prices as the men. ibid.
1,077. Isn’t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves? (Life's Like That & Artists: Pop Art) Andy Warhol
2,092. The most wonderful thing about living is to be dead. (Life’s Like That & Death & Artists: Pop Art) Andy Worhol
6,693. Beauty is a sign of intelligence. (Intelligence & Beauty & Artists: Pop Art) Andy Warhol
11,279. When I begin to work on something, usually it takes me a minute to do. (Artists: Pop Art & Work) Andy Worhol
11,280. Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. (Artists: Pop Art & Business) Andy Warhol
11,281. An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have. Andy Warhol
11,282. Everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes. (Artists: Pop Art & Fame) Andy Warhol
11,283. I am a deeply superficial person. Andy Warhol
11,284. My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person. (Artists: Pop Art & Picture) Andy Warhol
11,285. I’ve decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks. (Artists: Pop Art & Commerce) Andy Warhol
11,286. Art is anything you can get away with. Andy Warhol
11,287. Land really is the best art. (Artists: Pop Art & Land) Andy Warhol
11,288. You’d be surprised how many people want to hang an electric chair on their living-room wall. Especially if the background color matches the drapes. Andy Warhol, cited Moderna Museet
11,289. I’ll give you an interesting analogy here. Have you ever read Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter? All right. Now in that book you’ll remember that this deaf mute, Mr Singer, this person who doesn't communicate at all, is finally revealed in a subtle way to be a completely empty, heartless person. And yet because he’s a deaf mute, he symbolises things to desperate people. They come to him and tell him all their troubles. They cling to him as a source of strength, as a kind of semi-religious figure in their lives. Andy is kind of like Mr Singer. Desperate, lost people find their way to him, looking for some sort of salvation, and Andy sort of sits back like a deaf mute with very little to offer. Truman Capote
10,179. Warhol’s self-portrait 1963-4 showed his two-tone face ... Warhol: a ghost in the mechanised process. (Art & Artists: Pop Art) Laura Cumming, Ego: The Strange and Wonderful World of Self-Portraits, BBC 2013
10,223. In 1954 small-town southern boy Jasper Johns settled in New York City and began to paint the ultimate symbol of Americanness – the Stars and Stripes. (Art & Artists: Pop Art) Andrew Graham-Dixon, Art of America: What Lies Beneath 3/3, BBC 2011
10,224. By the early sixties a new generation of artists was confronting the strangeness of consumer society. (Art & Artists: Pop Art) ibid.
10,225. Those who followed called themselves pop artists. (Art & Artists: Pop Art) ibid.
10,226. Claes Oldenburg made supersized floppily repulsive hamburgers out of stuffed cloth. (Art & Artists: Pop Art) ibid.
10,227. James Rosenquist created vast canvases of collage images. (Art & Artists: Pop Art) ibid.
10,228. The one pop artist whose work seemed to embrace consumerism was Andy Warhol ... An art of numb repetition. (Art & Artists: Pop Art) ibid.
10,229. It’s variety but it’s also a trap ... This is your world, America. (Art & Artists: Pop Art) ibid.
10,312. Andy Worhol: ‘I want to be a machine.’ (Art & Artists: Pop Art) Great Artists in Their Own Words II: Out of the Darkness 1939-1966
11,290. I met him a couple of times, but we seldom shared more than platitudes. The first time we saw each other an awkward silence fell till he remarked my bright yellow shoes and started talking enthusiastically. He wanted to be very superficial. And seemingly emotionless, indifferent, just like a dead fish. Lou Reed described him most profoundly when he once told me they should bring a doll of Andy on the market: a doll that you wind up and doesn't do anything. But I managed to observe him well, and that was a helping hand for the film [Basquiat] ... We borrowed his clothes from the museum in Pittsburgh, and they were intact, unwashed. Even the pockets weren't emptied: they contained pancake, white, deadly pale fond de teint which Andy always smeared on his face, a cheque torn in pieces, someone’s address, lots of homeopathic pills and a wig. Andy always wore those silver wigs, but he never admitted it were wigs. One of his hairdressers has told me lately that he had his wigs regularly cut, like it were real hair. When the wig was trimmed, he put on another next month as if his hair had grown. David Bowie
11,367. Lichtenstein challenged people’s conceptions of art. And in doings became one of the defining image makers of the 1960s. Roy Lichtenstein: Pop Idol
11,368. Vandalising galleries with what appeared to be anti-art. ibid.
11,369. He began dabbling in abstract expressionism. ibid.
11,370. Lichtenstein instinctively felt that art must come out of its ivory tower. ibid.
11,371. Roy in the guise of Donald Duck was telling the world he was on to something big. ibid.
11,372. In the Spring of 1962 Lichtenstein had his legendary debut at the Costelli Gallery. ibid.
11,373. His public sculpture and murals can be found all over the United States. ibid.
11,374. Roy Lichtensteien: American Pop artist; painter, lithographer and sculptor. Born in New York. Studied at the Art Students League 1939, and at Ohio State College 1940-3. War service 1943-6. Returned to Ohio State College 1946-9, and taught there until 1951. First one-man exhibition at the Carlebach Gallery, New York, 1951. Lived in Cleveland, Ohio 1951-7, painting and making a living at various odd jobs. Instructor at New York State University, Oswego, New York 1957-60, and at Rutgers University 1960-3. Painted in a non-figurative and Abstract Expressionist style 1957-61, but began latterly to incorporate loosely handled cartoon images, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck etc. in his paintings. Made a breakthrough into his characteristic work in 1961; painted pictures based on comic strip images, advertising imagery and overt adaptations of works of art by others, followed by classical ruins, paintings of canvas backs or stretchers, etc. Made land, sea, sky and moonscapes in 1964, sometimes in relief and incorporating plastics and enamelled metal. His later work includes some sculptures, mostly in polished brass, based on Art-Deco forms of the 1930s, etc. Lives in New York. Tate online
11,745. Jasper Johns: American painter and printmaker, forerunner of Pop art, who uses commonplace emblematic images such as flags or numbers as the starting-point for works of great richness and complexity. Born in Augusta, Georgia, and grew up in South Carolina. Studied at the University of South Carolina for about one and a half years when he received his first formal training in art, then moved in 1949 to New York. Two years military service, part of the time in Japan. From 1952 lived in New York, supporting himself until 1958 mainly by working in a bookstore. Friendship from the mid-1950s with Rauschenberg, the dancer Merce Cunningham and John Cage. Made his first ‘Flag’, ‘Target’ and ‘Number’ paintings in 1954 and 1955 his first one-man exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, in 1958 won him immediate recognition. Since 1960 has also made nearly 300 lithographs, etchings, screenprints, and embossed paper and lead reliefs. Director of the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts since 1963 and Artistic Adviser to Merce Cunningham and Dance Company. Lives in New York. Tate online