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International Decorative Art

Pop Art, 1955–c.1972

Pop Art was a modern art movement and style inspired by the iconography of popular culture and consumerism. Using symbols, words and images from everyday life and advertising, Pop Artists moved away from abstraction and toward playful images of the familiar, such as Andy Warhol’s prints of soup cans or Roy Lichtenstein’s adaptations of comic book panels. These images and ideas were also adapted for decorative art, such as the Souper Dress (1966–1967) featuring Warhol’s soup cans and a 1966 tableware line by Lichtenstein, both in Kirkland Museum’s collection.