Pop artists often created work that was straightforward and slick, employing bold primary colors and text. They adopted commercial advertising methods like silk-screening or producing multiples, which deemphasized the artist’s hand and subverted the idea of originality. Humor was also a main component – artists made statements about current events, poked fun at fads and challenged the status quo.
In the latest exhibition from the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, works from some of America’s first-generation Pop artists, such as Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana and Ed Ruscha are highlighted now through July 24. This includes two newly acquired Ruscha pieces entitled “Boom Town” and “Turbo Tears.”
Image Credit: Ed Ruscha, Turbo Tears, 2020. Lithograph on Rives BFK Paper, 23 5/8 x 29 15/16 in. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum purchase with funds from the Gene Barth Acquisitions Endowment and the Oklahoma Art League, 2021.045 © Ed Ruscha
Image Credit: Ed Ruscha, Boom Town, 2020. Color lithograph with debossing, 15 x 15 in. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Gift of the artist, 2021.054 © Ed Ruscha
This destination is open. Normal operating hours may be affected and some COVID-19 related restrictions may still apply. Be sure to call ahead for the most up-to-date information.
It's time to discover, explore and plan your great American road trip.
Scroll down to choose an Adventure or look around and create an Adventure of your own.Next
Choose from hand-picked Adventures, or discover over 200 top Destinations and their latest Events.Next
Click any heart to save an Adventure, Destination or Event. Then, click "My Adventures" to plan your route.Ready!