Friday, 23 November 2012
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For me, this inevitebly prompted two questions: Who, if not Andy Warhol, could be better suited as an example for how an artist influenced the last 50 years of Western culture and art? And:Why is his influence continuously being diminished?
Sunday, 18 November 2012
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Friday, 16 November 2012
I've always been fascinated by Pop Art. As a child it wasn't art to me. It was just colourful pictures which demanded to be stared at.
However, during my high school years, I started to see things differently. I read Andy Warhol's and Pat Hackett's Popism and it hit me: "Once you 'got' Pop, you could never see a sign the same way again. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again."
That's where I was, that's where I am.
Well, being from Gemany I should rephrase it 'Once I thought Pop, I could never see things the same way again.' ... but you know what I'm getting at, right?
So here's an example for 'seeing things through pop glasses'. In 2010, I was walking through my small Bavarian home town, where nothing ever happens. On my way from the train station to my mum's I walked past the recycling depot and found this cardboard box lying around. It was pure Pop to me. How brilliant! A toilet seat wrapping designed so perfectly! So Pop.
|Marktleuthen, Bavaria, Germany 2010|
Note: It just occured to me that the title '#2' is especially fitting for this particular post.