Monday, October 7, 2013

Pop Art - Klaus Honnef

After a long and pompous introduction, Honnef takes on and comments 35 great Pop Artworks by major artists such as Rosenquist, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Ramos etc.

Pop Art being more about the message than about the actual beauty of the artwork, I think this book would have benefited from presenting fewer works of art and longer, more explicit comments. 

 Apart from the obvious (Warhol, Lichenstein) my favourite is Jasper Johns's 'Flag'
Is it a flag or is it a picture of a flag? Does it symbolize everything that the 'real' flag symbolizes or is this a statement from the artist?

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