10 December 2014

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Ludwig goes Pop

Museum Ludwig, Cologne

– 11 January 2015

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According to Richard Hamilton, works of art should be “popular, mass-produced, consumable, cheap, funny, sexy, playful, striking and enticing”. He caused a scandal in 1957 by thus renouncing the standards and values upheld by the art world and heralding the advent of Pop – seen by some as a liberating force, and by others as a tacky affront.



 

The exhibition “Ludwig goes Pop”, which runs until 11 January at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, offers visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the Pop phenomenon. The current exhibition is curated by Stephan Dietrich and Luise Pilz.

 

As part of this 1960s movement, everyday items found their way into art, as artists tapped into the Zeitgeist and integrated clichés or references to the worlds of consumerism and advertising, comics, science, technology, eroticism and mass media into their art, which ranged from humorous and ironic to biting and critical in tone.

 

Thanks to Peter and Irene Ludwig, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne has an internationally important collection of American Pop Art. When he first encountered Pop Art, Peter Ludwig was shocked, but he soon came to terms with this new art movement, especially through the works of Tom Wesselmann, which were among his very first private acquisitions.

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