Project Description

Past Exhibition

June 26 – September 19, 2021

Pop Power: From Warhol to Koons

225 W 2nd St • Davenport, IA 52801
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Past Exhibition

June 26 - September 19, 2021

Pop Power: From Warhol to Koons

225 W 2nd St • Davenport, IA 52801

The inclusion of works from the original period of Pop art, which came into its own in America in the 1960s, provides a rich and meaningful context for the contemporary Neo-Pop expressions that constitute the core of the exhibition.

From Campbell’s Soup to Mickey Mouse, and from comic strips to balloon dogs, POP Power from Warhol to Koons celebrates the evolution of Pop art, a perennial movement that revels in the new and the now, the celebrity and the commodity, and art made accessible for all.

This original new exhibition - on view for the first time ever - focuses on leading contemporary figures such as Jeff KoonsDamien Hirst, and the Japanese master of the Neo-Pop Superflat style, Takashi Murakami, creatively shown alongside the likes of seminal American Pop leaders like Andy WarholRoy LichtensteinJames Rosenquist, and Robert Indiana, to name just a few.

Other Neo-Pop artists at the center of the exhibition are French-American and Swedish-American Pop sculptors Niki de Saint Phalle and Claes OldenburgJulian Opie from England, and the Americans Keith HaringDonald BaechlerDonald Sultan, and Richard Prince.

Curated by the Taubman Museum of Art’s Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Education Dr. Patrick Shaw Cable, this major ticketed exhibition provides new insight into contemporary Neo-Pop art, its diverse manifestations, and its grounding in and evolution from original Pop art.

Past Exhibitions

2020

110 Salem Avenue SE • Roanoke, VA 24011

June 17 - September 13, 2020

2316 West First Avenue • Spokane, Washington 99201

October 2, 2020 - January 24, 2021

2021

2021 West Riverside Avenue • Muncie, IN, 47306

February 25 - May 16, 2021

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