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Icons that matter, the Pop Art exhibition at Paris Musée Maillol

Published on 23 October 2017 By Maïlys C.
Exposition Pop Art au Musée Maillol

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From 22 September 2017
To 21 January 2018

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59-61 Rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris 7

11 euros (tarif réduit)
13 euros (tarif plein)

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The Musée Maillol welcomes a beautiful exhibition focused on Pop Art collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. For the very first time in France, works by Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and many others are exhibited following the story of post-war American art.

Let’s go the American way! Let’s enjoy giant inflatable French fries by Claes Oldenburg, linger over Marilyn Monroe’s full lips by Andy Warhol, get your mind blown away by Edward Ruscha’s movies… Industrial, too capitalist, disposable, the world sent up by Pop Art is ultra-joyful and colorful.

32 artists are brought together within the Musée Maillol for an exhibition called Icons that matter gathering many legendary works from the American Pop Art movement. Some of these works have even never been displayed in France and will exceptionally be lent by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

The exhibition returns on the world of art as well as the world of fashion and advertising displaying an era (the 60s) where boundaries between the subjects are falling apart. As disturbing as funny, Pop Art shows the harsh reviews about America’s modern and administrative drifts of its outrageousness and its comics language…

To Roy Lichtenstein’s mind: “Pop Art looks out into the world, it appears to accept its environment, which is not good or bad, but different – another state of mind”.

Practical information:
Icons that matter
At the Musée Maillol
From September 22, 2017 to January 21, 2018
Regular rate: €13
Reduced rate: €11
The museum is open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Picture: Roy Lichtenstein, Girl in Window (Study for World’s Fair Mural), 1963, oil and acrylic on cavas, 68 1/8 x 56 in., gift of the American Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc., Leonard A. Lauder, President. © Whitney Museum, N.Y. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein New York / Adagp, Paris, 2017

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