Posted by Peggy.phelan on December 30, 1999
In Reply to: Re: "Pop Art"? posted by peggy.phelan on December 30, 1999
: : : : THIS should be interesting... Who coined the phrase "Pop Art"? and WHY?
: : : I wish whoever coined it, hadn't.
: : I couldn't find a definitive answer. But I'm betting it was
some media type and that "pop" refers to popular culture. From "An
Usborne Introduction: Understanding Modern Art": "Pop art. Late
1950s-60s. Mainly US and GB. Leading members: Blake, Hamilton, Hockney,
Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, Rosenquist, Warhol. The apparent celebration
of western consumerism after the austerity and rationing of the
war years. The artists' work evokes the brash, colourful world of
advertising, comic strips and popular entertainment."
****** peggy adding this: actually it was first coined by the english art critic (and sometimes artist) lawrence alloway.