Inside the Walker's “International Pop”

ABOVE: Tom Wesselmann’s Still Life #35 perfectly illustrates the way Pop made use of images from advertising. Shinohara Ushio’s Drink More shows the Pop influence on Japanese art of the 1960s .

The Walker’s “International Pop” exhibit features 140 works from 14 countries from the 1950s through the early 1970s. Past views of the Pop Art movement focused on the US and England; the Walker broadens the view to include the impact of Pop across the world. “International Pop” includes works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein and runs through August 29.

When you enter the exhibition, the first thing you see is this vivid wallpaper and clothes rack by Thomas Bayrle.

Thomas Bayrle’s Mao is motorized; when it’s switched on, the image of the Chairman’s face turns into a red star.

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