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{Pg. 80} Pop Art Prints

Pop Art is coming to Orlando! The Mennello Museum of American Art will host a blockbuster exhibition of 37 prints, one of only three museum engagements on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection. The installation includes works from primarily the 1960s by Allan D’Arcangelo, Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann. The installation is part of a series that highlights objects from the Smithsonian’s collection that are rarely on public view—all of the featured works were selected by Joann Moser, the Smithsonian’s deputy chief curator. “Pop Art Prints” will be on display from June 10 through September 11, 2016.

“Pop Art brings many known images to mind, but also poignantly addresses accessibility and commodity in the art market through the print media,” said The Mennello’s executive director, Shannon Fitzgerald. “I am thrilled to present select images from the icons of Pop as understood through multiples, editions, and mass distribution that was of great, first-time interest to this group of artists.  It is a delight to see color, pattern, repetition, assemblage, collage, and narrative―largely culled from everyday culture, the media, and advertising―coalesce formally and conceptually on paper. With humor and punch, ‘Pop Art Prints’ provides a graphic glimpse into a changing, often volatile,  societal landscape by these artists so prevalent in America during the 1960s and ’70s.”

Click HERE to read all about it in the Spring 2016 edition of On View Magazine.