Pop Art Myths

June 10 - September 14, 2014

The permanent Collections of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum conclude with Pop Art, represented through important works by Rauschenberg, Wesselmann, Lichtenstein and Hockney. For the first time in Spain the exhibition Pop Art Myths will offer a new assessment of this artistic trend from a 21st-century perspective. The approximately 70 works in the exhibition will include examples of pioneering British Pop Art as well as classic American works and others representing the movement’s spread across Europe, brought together with the aim of identifying the shared sources of international Pop Art. Paloma Alarcó, Chief Curator of Modern Painting at the Museum, will thus present a revision of the myths that have traditionally defined this movement in order to demonstrate that the deceptive superficiality and banality of Pop Art’s legendary images in fact conceal an ironic and powerful code for perceiving reality, and one that has survived into the art of the present day.

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Location

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Paseo del Prado 8
28014 Madrid
Spain