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POP-art is the only normal and interesting movement in contemporary art. It emerged in the early 1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art denies abstract expressionism.

Time Line

- 1940

Abstract Expressionism

Since the mid-1970s it has been argued by revisionist historians that the style attracted the attention, in the early 1950s, of the CIA, who saw it as representative of the USA as a haven of free thought and free markets, as well as a challenge to both the socialist realist styles prevalent in communist nations and the dominance of the European art markets.

Claes Oldenburg, Jim Dine and Tom Wesselmann had their first shows in the Judson Gallery in 1959/60. In 1960 Martha Jackson showed installations and assemblages, New Media - New Forms featured Hans Arp, Kurt Schwitters, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Jim Dine and May Wilson.

Pop art has been repeatedly criticized by artists and art critics. September 13, 1962 Museum of Modern Art organized a Symposium on pop art.In the ensuing discussion, the influential conservative critic Hilton Kramer from the newspaper «The New York Times» opined that inherently pop art "is no different from the art of advertising." According to Kramer, both of these phenomena are intended to "reconcile us to the world of commodities, platitudes and vulgarity." Critic insisted on a strong response to Pop Art

It was the first work of pop art to achieve iconic status.The work is now in the collection of the Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing? is a collage by English artist Richard Hamilton.

Abstract expressionism is a post–World War II art movement in American painting, developed in New York in the 1940s.


End ofAbstract Expressionism


POP-art as term



Icon of POP-art

The first criticism and international fame

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