Story of Pop Art: Culture, Celebrity & Controversy in 100 Creative Milestones (Paperback)
Discover the colorful history of the 20th century's most important art movement.
In this age of insta-stardom and selfies, Pop Art still defines the world we live in.
Emerging in the 1950s, Pop Art arrived in an explosion of color, offering bold representations and plenty of humor. All of the celebrities, events and politics that came to define two turbulent decades are encapsulated in their work. Pop Art challenged the establishment and offered a new modernism, blurring the line between art and mass production.
Uncover 100 stories in this essential guide to a groundbreaking movement. Enjoy enlightening critiques of iconic works; meet key figures including Warhol and Hockney; and discover inspirational ideas and novel new methods.
Andy is a London-based writer and cultural historian. Graduating in Art History from St Andrews University in Scotland, he studied cultural criticism at City University of London and modernist literature at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Since 2005 he has taught 500 years of cultural history at galleries, museums, schools and universities across Europe and the United States. He was formally an archivist at The British Library in London, where he co-catalogued the Harold Pinter archive, interviewed Dame Joan Plowright on her life in theater for the Oral History Archive, co-organised an exhibition on T. S. Eliot and researched the 2012 Cultural Olympiad exhibition Writing Britain. Andy writes articles for AnOther magazine and for Jack Guinness' Queer Bible, and is the author of The Angel of Charleston (2013).