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“The American Dream pop to the present” at The British Museum

Art | January 4, 2017 |

The American Dream pop to the present at The British MuseumImage courtesy of The British Museum

“The American Dream pop to the present” at The British Museum

The past six decades have been among the most dynamic and turbulent in US history, from JFK’s assassination, Apollo 11 and Vietnam to the AIDS crisis, racism and gender politics. Responding to the changing times, American artists have produced prints unprecedented in their scale and ambition.

 

The American Dream pop to the present at The British MuseumImage courtesy of The British Museum

 

Starting with the explosion of pop art in the 1960s, the exhibition includes works by the most celebrated American artists. From Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg to Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker and Julie Mehretu – all boldly experimented with printmaking. Experience this extraordinary history through their eyes.

 

The American Dream pop to the present at The British MuseumImage courtesy of The British Museum

 

Taking inspiration from the world around them – billboard advertising, global politics, Hollywood and household objectsAmerican artists created highly original prints to rival their paintings and sculptures. Printmaking brought their work to a much wider and more diverse audience.

 

The American Dream pop to the present at The British MuseumImage courtesy of The British Museum

 

The sheer inventiveness and technical ingenuity of their prints reflects America’s power and influence during this period. Many of these works also address the deep divisions in society that continue to resonate with us today – there are as many American dreams as there are Americans. This exhibition presents the Museum’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary American prints for the first time. These will be shown with important works from museums and private collections around the world.


The British Museum, London
9 March – 18 June 2017

 

more.  americandreamexhibition.org

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