Although initially dismissed, pop art proved to demonstrate sly commentary on consumerism, a fascination with glamour, and the superficiality of contemporary American mass culture.
And, of course, it challenged the then-prevailing assumptions about what should be.
Currently, Pop Art Prints is the subject of an exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, a show which will run until Aug. 31.
Of course, the 4 best-known practitioners of pop art - Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol, are represented in the exhibition, which draws on works from the museums extensive collection.
But there are several works by lesser-known artists that are important to check out including:
- Tobacco Rose (1965) by Mel Ramos
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