Pop to Popism
From the emergence of pop art in the 1950s through to its reinvented forms in the 1980s, Pop to popism explores the dynamic engagement of art with popular culture.
Drawn from major public and private collections around the world, Pop to popism includes 195 works by 73 artists including pivotal works by artists such as Blake, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Richter and Hockney.
Beginning with early pop art in the United Kingdom, Europe and America, it proceeds through the key years of high or classic pop in the 1960s and early 1970s including a substantial Australian component; and finishes with a new generation of artists who began exhibiting in the late 1970s with works dating up to 1990.
Edited by Wayne Tunnicliffe and Anneke Jaspers
with essays by Michael Desmond, Anneke Jaspers, Chris McAuliffe, Justin Paton, Ann Stephen and Wayne Tunnicliffe
Wayne Tunnicliffe is head curator of Australian art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and exhibition curator of Pop to Popism. His previous exhibitions and publications for the Gallery include the complete rehang of the Australian collection in 2012 with Deborah Edwards, The John Kaldor Family Collection book (2011, editor); Wilderness: contemporary Australian painting (2010); Tim Johnson: Painting ideas (a forty-year survey co-curated with Julie Ewington, 2009), Adam Cullen: Let's get lost (2008); Contemporary: AGNSW contemporary collection (2006, editor); and Robert Owen: Different lights cast different shadows (2004) and Simryn Gill: Self selection (2002).