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Pop art is about access, but will it bring big crowds to the AGNSW? - Watch - ABC Arts | Australian contemporary art and culture reviews, news & videos. Posted: Nothing says pop art like Any Warhol’s 1962 Campbell Soup Cans. Inspired by high street advertising and pumped out in Warhol’s infamous factory, these simple yet evocative silkscreen artworks are not only worth a lot of money on the market these days, they’re a visual short-hand for a moment when pop culture and high art smashed together. Through artists like Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg and Roy Lichtenstein the fine art world embraced, albeit reluctantly, the world of advertising and consumerism.

The results were fresh and bold. The art produced came to signify social change in the US and the UK, and here too in Australia. Currently on show at the Art Gallery of News South Wales is an exhibition of 200 works by 70 artists who worked within the pop milieu. Pop to Popism curator Wayne Tunnicliffe says, “Pop artists were really clever at pitching for immediate access but then think further, there’s complexity here as well. . ” - The Mix / ABC Arts Related content.

This is not a review: Pop to Popism at AGNSW. Last week, we had the pleasure of seeing Pop to Popism at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition has been open for about a month, and the second we walked through the door we wondered why it took us so long to get there! We’ve always been enormous fans of pop art in general, and have always found artists from the 60s and 70s particularly inspiring.

Pop to Popism has been called a blockbuster, and we couldn’t agree more! The exhibition is exclusive to Sydney, because some of the Warhol’s, Lichenstein’s and the like from collections including the Tate Modern and the MOMA can’t be off their walls long enough for a travelling exhibition. We all know that Pop is about shock, social critique, parody and sexiness with a healthy dash of the gimmicky and the kitsch. There’s also a strong selection of Australian Pop Art sitting alongside the international fare.

Pop to Popism did get us thinking, though. Tags: AGNSW, Andy Warhol, Australian art, exhibition, Pop art. LOOK - Byron Spencer reviews his favourite portrait in the MCA's Chuck Close show - Two Thousand. So far we've sent Katherine Sabbath and Tyson Koh off to the MCA to find their favourite portrait in the ‘Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration’. This week we've got Byron Spencer, photographer, fashion columnist and the mind behind the Spencer Not Spencer blog. Admiring Chuck Close's work in real life is quite daunting as a photographer, leading me to the sense that I now need to work a bit harder creatively! His daguerreotype photos alone are remarkable and inspiring, but to him, they are merely the base and initial inspiration of what would be independently (and in other times collaboratively) transformed into mammoth-sized heads of all types of mediums.

To see Chuck Close's work in detail, en masse and in a context of the period, the practice and his physical state (from 1988 he was in a wheelchair) is pretty crazy. Remember Magic Eye books? I would stare so hard. Something about this Chuck Close exhibition reminded me of those Magic Eye books as a kid. LOOK - Nakkiah Lui reviews 'Pop to popism' at AGNSW, takes Tinder date - Two Thousand. You may have seen Nakkiah Lui starring in one of the best TV shows of the year, ABC's Black Comedy. Maybe you've seen her fighting the good fight for Australia, arguing with Miranda Devine on Twitter. She's one of our heroes of 2014, so we asked the Sydney-based comedian/playwright to review the 'Pop to popism' exhibition at Art Gallery of NSW.

She decided she would invite her Tinder date along too. I put on The Velvet Underground & Nico record, mainly because of the Andy Warhol cover, which seems appropriate. And also because he makes ginger beer and spiced rum without the ginger beer and only the rum (we are at that stage of the evening). Back story: I’d been talking to the Tinder Date for a few months and after multiple vague suggestions from both of us that we should “grab a drink”, I decided to ask him to come to the ‘Pop to popism’ show at the Art Gallery of NSW. I wanted to answer the age-old question — “Can art get you laid?”

The Annandale Imitation Realists are pretty insane. Pop to Popism at AGNSW | Sydney Arts Guide. With over 200 works by some 70 of the genre’s most well known artists, POP TO POPISM at the Art Gallery of NSW is the biggest collection of Pop Art ever to be seen in Australia. It is part of the Sydney International Art Series and is showing in conjunction with the Chuck Close : prints, process and collaboration exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. The exhibition spans 30 years (roughly the 1950’s to the 1980’s) and looks at the rebellious origins of Pop Art, how it spread world wide, and its legacy in Australia. Significant Australian works are included to put Australian Pop art in its international context.

Continuing the tradition of scholarly research at the AGNSW, there is a blindingly dazzling display of Pop art legends such as Warhol and Lichtenstein , and Australian artists including Martin Sharp, Colin Lanceley, Brett Whiteley, Ken Reinhard, Richard Larter, Vivienne Binns and Bridgid McLean. Often the subject of American Pop art is commercial and familiar. Error Page. †Introductory offers to be billed 4 weekly as per the following - The Australian Digital Subscription $3 per week, $12 billed 4 weekly; The Australian Digital Subscription + weekend paper delivery $3 per week, $12 billed 4 weekly; The Australian Digital Subscription + 6 day paper delivery $6 per week, $24 billed 4 weekly. At the end of the initial 12 weeks, subscriptions will automatically renew to the higher price to be billed 4 weekly as per the following - The Australian Digital Subscription $6 per week, $24 billed 4 weekly; The Australian Digital Subscription + weekend paper delivery $6 per week, $24 billed 4 weekly; The Australian Digital Subscription + 6 day paper delivery $12 per week, $48 billed 4 weekly, unless cancelled.

Payments in advance by credit/debit card or Paypal only. Offer is only available where normal home delivery exists and not where additional freight is ordinarily charged. Full offer terms and conditions apply - see for full details. Pop to Popism review – shock and social critique, with an Australian thread | Art and design. Art movements are strange things: some are decreed by way of a manifesto, their antecedents declared and a purpose proposed.

Others are made retrospectively, with entire historical periods yoked under a name that the artists involved never heard themselves, their work understood as part of a historical sweep regardless of individual inspirations or intentions. Either way, the naming and creation of art movements remains mysterious – who is in?

Who is out? When did it start – and end? Pop art was a movement that had no central manifesto but even in its infancy was acutely self-aware, born of a postwar media culture and the slow evolution of an underground queer aesthetic into a mainstream sense of irony. Its deep roots lay in the avant-garde of the early 20th century, pop inheriting the dada and surrealist tactics of shock and social critique, mixed with an unabashed love of selectively appropriated pop culture icons and an experimentation with new media of the day.

Pop to Popism review (AGNSW, Sydney) Everyone loves pop art now. It chimes perfectly with a world where the pursuit of the commodity reigns supreme. And while America may have given it its largest platform, the movement began, with general consensus, in Britain when in 1956 Richard Hamilton produced his collage called Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing? (below) This quirky work pins images of mass communication and narcissism to its frame like so many insect specimens: the two spool recorder, the television set (with a woman gushing into the phone), the thought bubbles in the wall cartoon, the over-developed body builder and the near naked woman fondling a breast. Celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Elizabeth Taylor were forever captured in his lurid prints whose multiplications appear like a postage stamp,repeated endlessly, minus the perforations, on a single page.

He did the same thing with disposable objectsthat everyone had access to — like Campbell’s soup cans. Sydney International Art Series :: Pop to popism. Left: Roy Lichtenstein In the car 1963 (detail), oil and magna on canvas, 172 × 203.5cm, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, purchased 1980 © Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.

Right: Chuck Close Self-Portrait (Yellow Raincoat) 2013, archival watercolour pigment print (90º) on Hahnemühle rag paper, 190.5 × 152.4 cm, edition of 10, image courtesy the artist and Pace Gallery © the artist in association with Magnolia Editions, Oakland, California Bringing the world’s most outstanding exhibitions to Australia, exclusively to Sydney, every summer The 2014-15 Sydney International Art Series will showcase two inspired exhibitions – Pop to popism (1 November 2014 – 1 March 2015) at the Art Gallery of NSW and Chuck Close: prints, process and collaboration (20 November 2014 – 15 March 2015) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA). The Hon Mike Baird, MPPremier of New South Wales. Pop to popism. Roy Lichtenstein In the car 1963 (detail), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, purchased 1980 © Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.

Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney For once unmissable really means you shouldn’t miss it. Unmissable! – Andrew Frost, The Guardian Pop art exploded onto the cultural scene in the early 1960s as a new generation of artists rebelled against ‘high art’ to embrace the world of advertising, film stars, pop music and consumerism. This summer Pop to popism takes over the Gallery with more than 200 works exploring the origins of pop art, its heady high period and its enduring legacy both in Australia and abroad. See masterpieces such as Roy Lichtenstein’s first comic-style painting Look Mickey, Andy Warhol’s Triple Elvis and David Hockney’s Portrait of an artist.

Featuring works from over 45 lenders worldwide – including the Andy Warhol Museum, Tate and Museum of Modern Art – Pop to popism is part of the Sydney International Art Series, and is exclusive to Sydney. Pop to Popism - Art Gallery of NSW - Art. Experience the movement that changed art forever, in this blockbuster exhibition of over 200 works by more than 70 artists, from home and abroad “There was that moment in the mid-20th century when the world that people lived in became art,” says Wayne Tunnicliffe.

It’s a pretty compelling notion, and it’s the secret behind Pop Art’s phenomenal and enduring profile as an art movement (perhaps only Surrealism rivals it in breadth and depth of influence). For the first time, with Pop Art, we had popular culture (films, television, comics, advertising) being not just a valid topic for ‘art’, but its aesthetics – of product design and advertising – fetishised by artists. Tunnicliffe, the Art Gallery of NSW’s curator of Australian art, has spent the better part of the last two years sourcing over 200 works by over 70 artists – provided by more than 50 lenders from home and abroad – to put together a blockbuster exhibition.

Do Pop Art like a pro this summer. Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration | Australian Arts Review. Portraits from one of America’s best-loved visual artists are now on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the Sydney International Art Series in Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration. Famed for his highly inventive techniques used to paint the human face, Chuck Close is best known for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings, producing many iconic portraits of artists, celebrities and other well-known public figures including Brad Pitt, Kate Moss, Lou Reed, Roy Lichtenstein and President Obama.

He is also an accomplished printmaker and photographer whose work has been the subject of more than 200 solo exhibitions in more than 20 countries. Close’s work is characterised by the way he pushes these techniques to their limits and the high level of skill required in the production of these works, with some prints taking up to two years to realise. For more information, visit: for details. REVIEW: The Magic of Chuck Close’s Prints at MCA, Sydney | BLOUIN ARTINFO. American artist Chuck Close’s singular artistic vision is not something that can be taught, or for that matter explained. In fact, walking through the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) amazing 2014 summer blockbuster, “Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration,” there is a strong sense that Close sees the world differently to everyone else, which is quite possible considering his neurological disorders.

Not only is Close dyslexic, he also suffers from prosopagnosia, or “face blindness.” Without wanting to discredit his incredible talent, Close’s unique visual language is at least partly the product of his “disabilities,” which to his credit he uses to his advantage, treating them as challenges rather than obstacles. Chuck Close rose to fame in the early 1970s with his photorealist portraits, but he is perhaps best known for his more recent “pixelated” mosaic compositions which showcase the unique grid technique that forms the basis of his practice. Follow @ARTINFO_Aus. Peter Duggan's Artoons – Chuck Close | Art and design. Chuck Close. Presenting Partner: Citi Portraits from one of America’s best-loved visual artists are being shown exclusively in Sydney this summer, as part of the Sydney International Art Series.

Chuck Close is an artist noted for his highly inventive techniques used to paint the human face, and is best known for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings. He is also an accomplished printmaker and photographer whose work has been the subject of more than 200 solo exhibitions in more than 20 countries. Close has produced many iconic portraits of artists, celebrities and other well-known public figures including Brad Pitt, Kate Moss, Lou Reed, Roy Lichtenstein and President Obama.

This exhibition comprehensively surveys Close’s long involvement with the varied forms and processes of printmaking. The MCA exhibition is the largest exhibition of Close’s work ever presented in the southern hemisphere. Visiting? Wilson Parking is offering $20 daytime parking every day of the week for MCA patrons. Chuck Close review – analogue printmaking explores a digital era | Art and design.

Almost the first thing you see when you walk into Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art is the artist’s painting Bob [1969-70]. Based on a photograph and scaled up to a large canvas, the picture was created using an airbrush and acrylics in stark black and white. It remains as fresh and vital as the day it was completed. Bought by the National Gallery of Australia, and apparently one of its most popular works, the painting is on loan for this large survey exhibition of the American artist’s career.

Hanging on an adjacent wall is Self-Portrait [2014], a recent 84-colour woodcut print that provides an overture to the entire show. As the title suggests, this is an exhibition that’s as much about how the works were made as it is about showcasing the artist’s prodigious output. There are a number of things that make Close an extraordinary artist, perhaps the most obvious being the monumental and unassailable nature of the work. Chuck Close prints at Museum of Contemporary Art require so much more than a glance. Model's own: March 2010. How To Write an Art History Paper for HS or College. Robert Hughes: The Business of Art. Damien Hirst is all hype. Melbourne Now - Hotham Street Ladies. Critical analysis. Robert Hughes, Eloquent Australian Art Critic and Historian Who Pulled No Punches, Dies at 74. Top critic lashes out at Damien Hirst's 'tacky' art | Art and design | The Observer.

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