POP! goes the Figge

Among the various colorful pieces in the gallery at the Figge Art Museum’s new pop art exhibit are three large blueprints.

Most of us see blueprints as more practical than artistic, but these bear a second look when you see the locations depicted:

  • Wayne Manor, the home of Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, the alter egos, respectively, of Batman and Robin.
  • The home of Mike and Carol Brady of Los Angeles, which housed their bunch of kids and a maid. (For the record, it has three bathrooms.)
  • A plat of the “city” of Mayberry, N.C., where Sheriff Andy Taylor kept the peace.

Is it art? It’s seen as that in “American POP!” opening this weekend at the Figge in downtown Davenport.

Curated by the CU Art Museum at the University of Colorado in Boulder, “American POP!” has its Andy Warhol representation (a pair of 1974 silkscreens from his “Ladies and Gentlemen” series), a pair of Roy Lichtensteins

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