Art &Technology
- Pop Art - Painting

Pop Art was as much an artistic genre as a movement of life-style which found its home in the clubs and galleries of London, Paris, Milano and New York. Andy Warhol's "Factory" was a meeting point for musicians, artists, pop stars and journalists as well as the jet set of the late 60ies.

Andy Warhol: Mao. 1973

Fig.: Andy Warhol: Mao. Silkscreen, Acrylic on canvas, 448.3 x 346.1 cm, 1973

"Everything is beautiful. Pop is everything."

Andy Warhol (1928?1930?-1987)

"I am for an art that takes its forms from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life itself."

Claes Oldenburg. In an exhibition catalogue, 1961

 

 

César. 1960

Fig.: César: Mobil.

Click here to see another piece by César, called "Compression Mobil" from 1960 or here to see John Chamberlain's "Trixie Dee" from 1963. Lamiere d'automobili saldate. 138 x 76 x 135 cm. Museum Moderner Kunst, Wien. photo: Mayr or "Dolores James", 1962. Welded and painted steel, 76 x 97 x 39 inches. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum


César participated in the exhibition European Art Today, organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art. In Paris at the Salon de Mai César presented "compressed cars". The critic Lawrence Alloway coined the term "Junk Culture" for art works, which made use of cheap materials. Many artists were radically critical towards consumerism and the automobile industry was a key target for their artistic work.