The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art



Published on the occasion of a major exhibition of the same title at Acquavella Galleries, The Pop Object is the most comprehensive survey of Pop Art to be organized by theme and historical precedents, with such classic works as Andy Warhol’s Brillo Soap Pads, Roy Lichtenstein’s Black Flowers, and Wayne Thiebaud’s Gumball Machine. Featuring one hundred and sixty five color illustrations, the book brings together from private collections the most important examples of works by artists Jasper Johns, Jim Dine, Marisol, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, Robert Arneson, Tom Wesselmann, and many others, from the 1960s to the present. By examining themes like food and drink, household objects, flowers, and body parts, noted art historian John Wilmerding emphasizes Pop’s playfulness and brings the history of the movement up to current day.

©The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art, by John Wilmerding, Rizzoli New York, 2013.

EXHIBITION INFORMATION Acquavella Galleries is located at 18 East 79th St in New York and runs through May 24th, 2013.