Claes Oldenburg is one of the best-known American pop artists. Critic Lloyd Schwartz found himself not alone in enjoying the current Oldenburg exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, which continues through Aug. 5.
Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. He died yesterday in Manhattan at the age of 73. He was one of the inventors of pop art in the 1960's, finding inspiration for his paintings in comic books and advertisements. Lichtenstein's work often replicated the heavy black outlines, bright colors and dots of a color comic strip found in a newspaper. Called by one critic the "supreme virtuoso of pop", his work was filled with constant references to high and low arts as well as to his own work. We remember him with an interview from 11/8/93.
For over thirty years, Dine's work has been collected and exhibited internationally. Dine has lived and worked all over the world, including New York, London, Vermont, Salzburg, Paris, and Berlin. An exhibit of his work, "North" recently opened at Pace Wildenstein in New York. This collection consists of nine large paintings of crows, hearts, owls, and skulls which Dine made in Berlin and New York.
Actress/painter Mary Woronov. She was part of Andy Warhol's "Factory" in the 1960s. She was discovered while still a college student and was in Warhol's film, "Chelsea Girls," about New York bohemian life. She has a new memoir about those years, Swimming Underground: My Years in the Warhol Factory (Journey Editions).
Pop artist David Hockney. He's worked in many mediums-- from painting and drawing to working with fax and copy machines. Hockney made waves in the art world with his take on photography--compiling hundreds of polaroid snap-shots in a photocollage. In 1979 Hockney started to lose his hearing. Now, near deaf, his art reflects his insights on his loss of hearing. Hockney's new book, "That's The Way I See It" (Chronicle Books), is his second volume of reflections.
American artist Roy Lichtenstein. He was one of the inventors of pop art in the 1960's, finding inspiration for his paintings in comic books and advertisements. (More recently, he's found it in the yellow pages of the phone book). Lichtenstein's work often replicates the heavy black outlines, bright colors and dots of a color comic strip found in a newspaper. Called by one critic the "supreme virtuoso of pop", his work is filled with constant references to high and low arts as well as to his own work.
Keith Haring, whose playful and colorful artwork has made him one of the most successful contemporary artists. His work can be found in amusement parks, discos, T-shirts, and the subways, where he first got his start.
The artist's iconic LOVE statue can be see in Philadelphia's JFK plaza. Indiana, now based in Maine, tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the trajectory of his career as a literary painter to a socially-conscious sculptor.