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Our pop art books focus on artists including Andy Warhol and will tell you everything you need to know about this important, world-changing movement.

  • BULJI

    Jeff Koons (Paperback)

    Sir Norman Rosenthal

    Jeff Koons is one the most famous, important, subversise and expensive artists in the world. Here he curates a range of works from his entire career, many having never been shown in the UK. Accompanies at exhibition at The Ashmolean, Oxford, from February to June, 2019. Includes an interview with Jeff Koons. Features fourteen works never before shown in the UK. New essay by Sir Norman Rosenthal. "I couldn't think of a better place to have a dialogue about art today and what it can be" - Jeff Koons Curated by Koons himself, together with guest curator Norman Rosenthal, this show features seventeen important works, fourteen of which have never been exhibited in the UK before. They span the artist's entire career and his most well-known series, including Equilibrium, Statuary, Banality, Antiquity and his recent Gazing Ball sculptures and paintings. This exhibition will provoke a conversation between his creations and the history of art and ideas with which his work engages. Jeff Koons burst onto the contemporary art scene in the 1980s. He has been described as the most famous, important, subversive, controversial and expensive artist in the world. From his earliest works Koons has explored the 'ready-made' and 'appropriated image', using unadulterated found objects and creating painstaking replicas of ancient sculptures and Old Master paintings which almost defy belief in their craftsmanship and precision. Throughout his career Koons has pushed at the boundaries of contemporary art practice, stretching the limits of what is possible.
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    Mr Brainwash (Hardback)

    Ted Vassilev

    he ardent voice of contemporary pop artist Mr. Brainwash pushes the envelope of pop culture from screen to street art to gallery. French-born filmmaker Thierry Guetta took on the moniker of Mr. Brainwash after expatriating to Los Angeles. Armed with wheat paste, spray cans, brushes and paint buckets, Mr. Brainwash set aside the video camera and attacked the streets in 2006 with stencils and posters of beloved icons and quickly became a renowned figure in the burgeoning street art scene alongside Banksy, Space Invader, and other urban art brinkmen. Playful and colourful with a hint of mischief, each work is a journey through his pop culture wonderland. His works have been collected on all continents and have attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to his massive solo art shows. He has created cover artwork, album campaigns, music videos, and installations for a variety of the most iconic figures and brands including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Coca-Cola, Levi's, Mercedes, and many others. With critical essays by art historians Eleanor Heartney and Donald Kuspit, this fully illustrated volume is the first full treatment of the artist available to the book trade.
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  • BTBFT

    I Want to Be A Machine (Paperback)

    Keith Hartley

    Through the early works of Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi, this book traces the development of their deep fascination with the machine. Looking at the way that both artists began in the late 1940s and the years following, the book illustrates their fascination with popular culture and the methods that they used in creating their art. Common to all their methods of making works was their hand-made quality. Only in the 1960s did the artists make the step to mechanical means to create their own artworks, resulting in the iconic images that are integral to our culture. As Warhol said of himself, there is only surface, with nothing underneath.
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  • BSXJD

    James Rosenquist (Hardback)

    Judith Goldman

    Lipsticks, automobiles, dishwashers, men in business suits, spaghetti, rockets, airplanes, hairdryers, ice cream cones and pigtailed girls: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) has always known how to combine these seemingly disparate but always all-American elements into whirlwind, billboard-sized collages. With airbrushed surreal euphoria, he slammed colours, patterns, and objects into one another with the eye of an advertising man and the heart of a Pop artist. This momentous catalogue, published to accompany the first in-depth survey of the artist's work of the 1960s through 1980s, will give long-overdue attention to Rosenquist's singular achievement in American art during these three decades. From 1957 to 1960, Rosenquist earned his living a billboard painter. This was perfect training, as it turned out, for an artist about to explode onto the pop art scene. Like other pop artists, Rosenquist adapted the visual language of advertising and pop culture (often funny, vulgar, and outrageous) to the context of fine art. An informative essay by art historian Judith Goldman examines the influence of Rosenquist's early days as a billboard painter, his early themes and techniques, and his similarities and differences with other pop artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein. The essay focuses on areas that have only been superficially addressed in the literature to date, bringing the level of Rosenquist scholarship up to that of his Pop Art contemporaries. For any collector of American art, this gives attention to Rosenquist's singular achievement in American art during these three decades.
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  • BRIRO

    Becoming Andy Warhol (Paperback)

    Nick Bertozzi

    Celebrated during his lifetime as much for his personality as for his paintings, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is the man who invented Pop Art, the notion of 15 minutes of fame, and the idea that an artist could be as illustrious as the work he creates. With a unique, focused look at Warhol's life, this graphic novel biography offers insight into the turning point of Warhol's career and the time leading up to the creation of the Thirteen Most Wanted Men mural for the 1964 World's Fair, when Warhol clashed with urban planner Robert Moses and architect Philip Johnson. In Becoming Andy Warhol, New York Times bestselling writer Nick Bertozzi and artist Pierce Hargan showcase the moment when, by stubborn force of personality and sheer burgeoning talent, Warhol went up against the creative establishment and emerged to become one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.
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  • BQVRD

    Richard Bernstein Starmaker (Hardback)

    Mauricio Padilha

    Richard Bernstein, a fixture at Studio 54 and with fashion and art insiders, captured the allure of the disco era through his iconic hyper-coloured graphic portraits of superstars for the covers of Andy Warhol s Interview magazine. Warhol s influence on Bernstein s bold, playful, and graphic artwork is evident, and it was often thought that Warhol created the covers himself. Yet it was Bernstein, an American artist and art director, whose distinctive craft of retouching photographs with pastels, stencils, and airbrushing monumentalized his subjects into dazzling pop-art incarnations sexy, captivating, and forever young. The book features his legendary Interview covers of Madonna, Grace Jones, Mick Jagger, Cher, Calvin Klein, Michael Jackson, and Aretha Franklin, and Bernstein s rarely seen fine artwork, album covers, and editorial work for Time, Vogue Italia, New York Magazine, and Playboy, complete with intimate anecdotes and interviews with his closest friends and collaborators. This volume is an essential addition to any fashion, pop culture, style, or art lover s library.
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  • BQBCS

    Pop Trash (Hardback)

    Jason Mecier

    Artist Jason Mecier creates insanely detailed portraits of celebrities using trash, candy, and other items, crafting sculptural celebrations as beautiful as they are outrageous. Here is Amy Sedaris assembled from her own trash, David Bowie made out of cosmetics and feathers, Snoop Dogg sculpted out of weed, Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus crafted out of candy, Kevin Bacon bespoke in bacon, and many, many more. Fun process shots offer behind-thescenes insights into the meticulous work required to create these candy-colored-and literally trashy-spotlights (how much licorice does it take to make Harry Potter?). With mesmerizing tributes to icons ranging from Stevie Nicks to Farrah Fawcett to Honey Boo Boo, this gallery of the famous and infamous is a visual treat for fans of pop culture and pop art alike.
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  • BNZVT

    Pop Art and Design (Paperback)

    Anne Massey (Middlesex Univers

    This book offers the first in-depth analysis of the relationship between art and design, which led to the creation of 'pop'. Challenging accepted boundaries and definitions, the authors seek out various commonalities and points of connection between these two exciting areas. Confronting the all-pervasive `high art / low culture' divide, Pop Art and Design brings a fresh understanding of visual culture during the vibrant 1950s and 60s. This was an era when commercial art became graphic design, illustration was superseded by photography and high fashion became street fashion, all against the backdrop of a rapidly-evolving economic and political landscape, a glamorous youth scene and an effervescent popular culture. The book's central argument is that pop art relied on and drew inspiration from pop design, and vice versa. Massey and Seago assert that this relationship was articulated through the artwork, design, publications and exhibitions of a network of key practitioners. Pop Art and Design provides a case study in the broader inter-relationship between art and design, and constitutes the first interdisciplinary publication on the subject.
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  • BNXWQ

    After Andy (Hardback)

    Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

    Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni recounts her experience working in Andy Warhol's Studio, and explores Warhol's influence - during his life and forever after - on the art world, pop culture, society, and fashion, and how his iconic status gave rise to some of our most influential tastemakers today. From the behind-the-scenes conflict and disagreements over his personal possessions and art inventory, to the record-breaking auction of his belongings and publication of his diaries, Fraser-Cavassoni had a front seat.
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  • BNGPV

    Martin Sharp (Paperback)

    Joyce Morgan

    Martin Sharp's art was as singular as his style. He blurred the boundaries of high art and low with images of Dylan, Hendrix and naked flower children that defined an era. Along the way the irreverent Australian was charged with obscenity and collaborated with Eric Clapton as he drew rock stars and reprobates into his world.In this richly told and beautifully written biography, Joyce Morgan captures the loneliness of a privileged childhood, the heady days of the underground magazine Oz as well as the exuberant creativity of Swinging London and beyond.Sharp pursued his quixotic dream to realise van Gogh's Yellow House in Australia. He obsessively championed eccentric singer Tiny Tim and was haunted by Sydney's Luna Park. Charismatic and paradoxical, he became a recluse whose phone never stopped ringing.There was no one like Martin Sharp. When he died, he was described as a stranger in a strange land who left behind a trail of stardust.
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  • BJJCD

    The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (Paperback)

    Andy Warhol

    The autobiography of an American icon, Andy Warhol's The Philosophy of Andy Warhol is published in Penguin Modern Classics. 'I never think that people die. They just go to department stores' Andy Warhol - American painter, filmmaker, publisher, actor and major figure in the Pop Art movement - was in many ways a reluctant celebrity. Here, in his autobiography, he spills his secrets and muses about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success, New York and America and its place in the world. But it is his reflections on himself, his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, the explosion of his career in the Sixties and his life among celebrities - from working with Elizabeth Taylor to partying with the Rolling Stones - that give a true insight into the mind of one of the most iconic figures in twentieth-century culture. Andy Warhol (1928-1987), was an American painter, filmmaker, publisher, actor, and a major figure in the Pop Art movement. He also produced a significant body of film work, including the famous Chelsea Girls; characterised the epoch with the now-famous expression 'fifteen minutes of fame'; produced the first album by The Velvet Underground; and was nearly killed just two days before the assassination of JFK. If you enjoyed The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, you might like 100 Artists' Manifestos, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Acute. Accurate. Mr Warhol's usual amazing candor. A constant entertainment and enlightenment' Truman Capote
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  • BIPFM

    Peter Blake's ABC (Hardback)

    Peter Blake

    Pop artist Peter Blake has an eye for the quirky and the overlooked. Best known for the pivotal role he played in the development of British Pop Art, most famously the design of the "Beatles"' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album sleeve, Blake has never stopped working and exhibiting and successive generations of British artists have cited him as an influence. As well as being known as a painter, Blake is renowned for his works on paper and as a leading exponent of collage. He has designed sleeves for albums by generations of recording artists, from "The Who" to Paul Weller and "Oasis". This charming "ABC" is composed from the extensive collection of objects and ephemera he has gathered in his studio during his long career. "Peter Blake's ABC" displays the strong graphic sensibility and the love of popular culture for which the artist has long been renowned. This charming and collectible book will delight young and old alike.
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  • BGYJX

    Peter Blake (Hardback)

    Peyton Skipwith

    This new title in the highly-successful "Design Series" features the design work of the acclaimed artist Peter Blake. Best known of the British pop artists, Peter Blake came to fame in the late 1950s and early 1960s with iconic works like "On the Balcony" and "First Real Target" both now in the Tate Gallery. Tate held an exhibition of his works in 1983 as well as a more recent retrospective at Tate Liverpool in 2007. His famous works for album covers, such as "The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", the Band Aid single "Do They Know Its Christmas", the Oasis greatest hits album "Stop the Clocks" and Paul Weller's "Stanley Road" brought him to a wider audience. This stunningly designed book celebrates the brilliant creative talent of a unique British artist. "The Design Series" is the winner of the Brand/Series Identity Category at the British Book Design and Production Awards 2009, judges said: 'A series of books about design, they had to be good and these are. The branding is consistent, there is a good use of typography and the covers are superb'.
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  • BFKOV

    Pop (Paperback)

    Hal Foster

    From the late 1950s to the late 1960s the word Pop described art, film, photography and architectural design which engaged with the new realities of mass production and the mass media. Unlike books which present Pop art in isolation, this is a comprehensive survey of Pop in all its forms across America, Britain and Europe. In addition to the key artworks by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, Richard Hamilton, Sigmar Polke, Martial Raysse and many others the book includes works of photography and avant-garde film, as well as what the critic Reyner Banham defined as Pop architecture, ranging from Alison and Peter Smithson's House of the Future to Archigram's Walking City and Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's Learning from Las Vegas. Editor Mark Francis was former Founding Director of the Andy Warhol Museum and editor of 'Les Annees Pop' (Centre Georges Pompidou, 2001). Survey author Hal Foster is Professor of Art at Princeton University, author of The Return of the Real and editor of the bestselling The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture and Recodings: Art, Spectacle, Cultural Politics.
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  • BEZSU

    David Hockney's Dog Days (Paperback)

    David Hockney

    The perfect gift for Hockney fans and dog lovers everywhere, "David Hockney's Dog Days", now in a gift edition, is an album devoted to two of the artist's closest friends, his dachshunds Stanley and Boodgie. This beautiful and engaging book includes almost all of Hockney's paintings and drawings of his two companions, dozens of new illustrations created specially for this book, and a text by the artist himself.
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  • BDLIN

    Axelleration (Paperback)

    Liesbeth Decan

    This is the first monograph on the Belgian Pop-art artist Evelyne Axell. It illustrates both her art and her life, characterised by the sexual liberation of women in the sixties. After a successful career as an actress, Axell started making collages and oil paintings. From 1966 she began having exhibitions, showing self portraits, erotomobiles and works with an erotic and feminist character. Accompanies an exhibition in the Abteiberg Museum in Monchengladbach in Germany from July 3rd until October 3rd 2011.
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    Pop Art (Paperback)

    Gary Van Wyk

    When it emerged in the 1950s, the Pop Art movement presented a challenge to fine art with its incorporation of images from television, newspapers, and advertising. Artists used humor, provocation, and garish gestures to help dissolve the barriers between high and low culture. Over time, Pop Art developed into one of the most influential movements of the 20th century and many of its works have achieved iconic status. This introduction to Pop Art focuses on fifty of the movement's most important works, and covers every major artist of the style, including David Hockney, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Robert Indiana, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol. Each work is featured on a beautifully illustrated double-page spread. An informative text highlights the work's classic characteristics as well as unusual aspects, its significance in the Pop Art movement and its influence on the history of contemporary art, and art in general. Including brief biographies of each artist, this book is a beautifully illustrated survey of Pop Art.
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    Andy Warhol (Hardback)

    Douglas Fogle

    Andy Warhol embodied many of the paradoxes of postwar America. Emerging as a successful commercial artist during the heyday of Madison Avenue, Warhol was obsessed with consumer objects and the production of fame. His early work reveals his fascination with Hollywood stars, everyday household products, disasters, car crashes, and the Kennedy assassination. In this provocative and stimulating collection of essays, Warhol and his art illuminate the utopian promise and the dark side of what Henry Luce called "the American Century." Stuart Morgan considers the public and private Andy Warhol; Barbara Kruger looks at the polarized responses to his work; Richard Prince offers a wry comparison between himself and his more famous predecessor; and other writers, artists and scholars contribute their own thoughts and reactions to Warhol the man and artist. Illustrated throughout with a wide-ranging series of illustrations of Warhol's famed and lesser-known works, this collection brings into clearer focus the artist's personal struggles to make sense of the world he inhabited.
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  • BBYNV

    Lichtenstein Posters (Paperback)

    Jurgen Doring

    Roy Lichtenstein's art is most recognizable for its trademark Benday dots and two-dimensional planes, cartoon-like qualities that placed him at the forefront of the American Pop Art scene. With its heavy emphasis on America's consumer culture, Lichtenstein's style lends itself easily to the poster genre. This volume opens with his earliest poster, designed for his first exhibition at the Leo Castelli gallery in 1962, and closes with his last, which he completed in the year of his death. An additional section features reproductions from the Claus von Olden collection and includes posters and flyers that were produced all over the world using Lichtenstein's iconic motifs. The works reflect Lichtenstein's prolific imagination and ability to adapt his vision to the promotion of music and film festivals, theatrical performances, museums, restaurants, public service messages, as well as his own exhibitions. An essay by Jurgen Doring expounds upon Lichtenstein's development as an artist who blurred the boundaries between low- and high-brow art. The book also includes an illustrated biography of the artist.
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  • BBBET

    The First Pop Age (Paperback)

    Hal Foster

    Who branded painting in the Pop age more brazenly than Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and Ed Ruscha? And who probed the Pop revolution in image and identity more intensely than they? In The First Pop Age, leading critic and historian Hal Foster presents an exciting new interpretation of Pop art through the work of these Pop Five. Beautifully illustrated in color throughout, the book reveals how these seminal artists hold on to old forms of art while drawing on new subjects of media; how they strike an ambiguous attitude toward both high art and mass culture; and how they suggest that a heightened confusion between images and people is definitive of Pop culture at large. As The First Pop Age looks back to the early years of Pop art, it also raises important questions about the present: What has changed in the look of screened and scanned images today? Is our media environment qualitatively different from that described by Warhol and company? Have we moved beyond the Pop age, or do we live in its aftermath? A masterful account of one of the most important periods of twentieth-century art, this is a book that also sheds new light on our complex relationship to images today.
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  • BAUJA

    Pop Art (Hardback)

    Tilman Osterwold

    Soup cans and Whaam! The makers and shapers of Pop Art Peaking in the 1960s, Pop Art began as a revolt against mainstream approaches to art and culture and evolved into a wholesale interrogation of modern society, consumer culture, and the role of the artist and artwork.Pop artists primary provocation was to defy ideas of the artistic canon or originality by integratingmass market imageryinto their works. Whetheradvertising slogans, famed Hollywood faces, comic strip style characters, or the packaging of consumer products, the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein knowingly reproduced mundane, everyday images from popular culture.At the same time, Pop Art reduced the role of the individual and challenged the notion of originality by deploying mass production techniques such as screen printing. Like a hall of mirrors, the resulting works came to interrogate both the ideas and desires of contemporary culture, and its state of simulacra, whereby images, substitutes, and representations come to define the experience of reality .In this book, Tilman Osterwold explores the styles, sources, and stars of the Pop Art phenomenon. From Lichtenstein s comic book aesthetics to Warhol s images of Marilyn, it explores how a movement that interrogated the icons of its time came to produce icons of its own. "
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  • AYOBP

    ON&BY Andy Warhol (Paperback)

    Gilda Williams

    'ON and BY Andy Warhol' is an epic achievement. Gilda Williams has collected what seems like every word ever written about or uttered by the most influential artist of our time to produce a verbal collage portrait that is bold, revealing, multi-dimensional and original. If Andy were alive, he would probably say, "Oh, wow. Why didn't I think of that?" -- Bob Colacello, special correspondent, Vanity Fair. Author of Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up and former Editor, Interview magazine. The impact of Andy Warhol on contemporary culture is incalculable. A pioneer in virtually every media in which he worked, Warhol also had a lesser-known hand in such contemporary staples as reality TV, computer art, and the rock-gig light show. In the wake of dedicated Twitter feeds today that easily adapt his short epithets or 'Warholisms' into 140-character snippets, Andy Warhol's cultural relevance seems only to grow in the 21st century.Edited and introduced by art critic Gilda Williams, ON&BY Andy Warhol brings together generations of notable writers who have examined the influence and legacy of Warhol's life and work: art critics including Douglas Crimp, Thomas Crow, Dave Hickey, Hal Foster and Lucy Lippard; artists Art & Language and Donald Judd; philosophers and cultural theorists including Arthur C. Danto, Fredric Jameson and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick; and, more recently, novelists such as Saul Anton.Alongside accounts from Factory associates Bob Colacello and Mary Woronov, and recent revelations from Warhol Museum senior archivist Matt Wrbican, are critical assessments by Callie Angell, Rainer Crone, Anthony Huberman, Stephen Koch, Wayne Koestenbaum and Simon Watney amongst others; and further writings by Warhol (and his collaborators) such as THE Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again), Blue Movie, POPism, America, Andy Warhol's Party Book and The Andy Warhol Diaries, as well as interviews with Gretchen Berg and Alfred Hitchcock.
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    Tate Introductions: Robert Rauschenberg (Paperback)

    Ed Krcma

    A lively and accessible introduction to the life and work of Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), one of the most inventive and influential artists of the post-war period. An important influence on Pop artists in the 1960s, Rauschenberg worked across a variety of media - painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, silkscreen, lithography, and performance - and actively collaborated with musicians, choreographers and dancers, and with engineers and scientists to pursue the potentials offered by new technologies. Part of the Tate Introduction series, this book offers a concise and engaging account of Rauschenberg's life, his art, and the ongoing debates concerning his significance.
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    Pop Art (Paperback)

    Alastair Sooke

    Pop Art by the BBC's Alastair Sooke - an essential but snappy new guide to our favourite art movement. Pop Art is the most important 20th-century art movement. It brought Modernism to the masses, making art sexy and fun with coke cans and comics. Today, in our age of selfies and social networking, we are still living in a world defined by Pop. Full of brand new interviews and research, Sooke describes the great works by Warhol, Lichtenstein and other key figures, but also re-examines the movement for the 21st century and asks if it is still art? He reveals a global story, tracing Pop's surprising origins in 19th-century Paris to uncovering the forgotten female artists of the 1960s. "A clear and lively outline of the history of pop art ...a pleasure to read." (Sunday Times).
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