The Lyman Allyn Art Museum’s latest, “Pop Goes the Easel: Pop Art and its Progeny,” dives into various aspects of pop art, from portraiture to road culture. Naturally, the exhibition boasts works by that granddaddy of the genre, Andy Warhol; both Warhol pieces on display – screenprints of a cow and the iconic Campbell’s soup can – are from Lyman Allyn’s collection.
The show, though, traces the vast influence of those early pop artists. It exposes, too, the breadth of pop-art imagery.
Idelle Weber’s cut-paper pieces from the 1960s, for instance, have a “Mad Men” vibe – businessmen in sharp suits, their faces anonymous in shadow.
The Luo Brothers, who live in China, created a kitschy 2008 portrait of a doll-like Mao Zedong surrounded by cherubs holding Coca-Cola bottles, with a painting of Tiananmen Square stripped across the bottom of the canvas. It works as a statement
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