Friday, June 18, 2010
Pop Art Tart
When I was in Thailand last November I couldn't resist this Roy Lichtenstein inspired Martini T-shirt, even though I never wear T-shirts. When I came across it in my drawer today I challenged myself to wear it, and this is what I ended up with. Now all I need to complete the theme is one of Janine Basil's fabulous woven fascinators (there's even a Lichtenstein "I hope Brad will understand" speech bubble!).
A brief history of Pop Art:
According to wikipedia, Pop Art is "characterized by themes and techniques drawn from popular mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects". The arly Pop Art works were collages of 'found' images. Later, artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol made their point by removing grocery packaging and comic book illustrations from their context and presenting them as art in their own right.
Below: Lichtenstein's "Kiss"