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The World Goes Pop

Jessica Morgan (Editor), Flavia Frigeri (Editor), Elsa Coustou (Contributions by), David Crowley (Contributions by), Lina Džuveroric (Contributions by), Sofia Gotti (Contributions by), Giulia Lamoni (Contributions by), Kalliopi Minioudaki (Contributions by), Reiko Tomii (Contributions by), Mercedes Trelles-Hernández (Contributions by), Sarah Wilson (Contributions by)


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A global survey of Pop art that reassesses its roots, impact, and legacy

This groundbreaking book surveys the concurrent engagements with the spirit of Pop throughout the world, from the frequently studied activity in the United States, England, and France to less well-known developments in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. One of the first publications to examine Pop art with this global scope, The World Goes Pop explores the wide-ranging movements that developed on different continents, such as Nouveau Réalisme, Neo Dada, New Figuration, and Spiritual Pop.
This unique presentation offers the opportunity to compare how Pop art around the world differed due to geography, local traditions, and different cultures’ social and political underpinnings. Fascinating essays touch upon key themes that factored into various Pop movements, including feminism, political representation, sexual politics, and seriality. A bold design and 200 striking illustrations showcase pieces by more than 60 artists, many of whose works have never been exhibited outside their home nations. The book also features a combined interview with a number of the living artists featured within, giving important insight into the thoughts and processes of Pop’s international practitioners. 

Yale University Press, 9780300216998, 272pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2015

About the Author

Jessica Morgan is director of Dia Art Foundation. Flavia Frigeri is curator at Tate Modern.