POP Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

September 28, 2019 - March 8, 2020

From Campbell’s Soup to Mickey Mouse, and from comic strips to balloon dogs, POP Power from Warhol to Koons celebrates the evolution of Pop art, a perennial movement that revels in the new and the now, the celebrity and the commodity, and art made accessible for all.

  • Roy Lichtenstein (American (1923-1997))

    Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), Sweet Dreams Baby!, plate 1 from the Portfolio 11 Pop Artists, Vol. III, edition 54/200, 1965, screenprint, 37 7/8 x 27 5/8 in., 2008.242e, © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

  • Keith Haring (American (1958-1990))

    Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990), Pop Shop Quad II, edition HC 5/20, 1988, screenprint, 12 x 15 in., © Keith Haring Foundation

  • Jeff Koons (American (b. 1955))

    Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (da Vinci Mona Lisa), 2016, edition 38/40, archival pigment print on Innova rag paper with acrylic disk, 41 7/8 x 28 7/8 x 2 1/16 in., © Jeff Koons

  • Takashi Murakami (Japanese (b. 1962))

    Takashi Murakami (Japanese, born 1962), Homage to Francis Bacon (George Dyer), edition 19/300, 2004, lithograph, 26 3/4 x 26 3/4 in., 2005.190

This original new exhibition - on view for the first time ever - focuses on leading contemporary figures such as Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, and the Japanese master of the Neo-Pop Superflat style, Takashi Murakami, creatively shown alongside the likes of seminal American Pop leaders like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Robert Indiana, to name just a few.

Other Neo-Pop artists at the center of the exhibition are French-American and Swedish-American Pop sculptors Niki de Saint Phalle and Claes Oldenburg, Julian Opie from England, and the Americans Keith HaringDonald Baechler, Donald Sultan, and Richard Prince.

The inclusion of works from the original period of Pop art, which came into its own in America in the 1960s, provides a rich and meaningful context for the contemporary Neo-Pop expressions that constitute the core of the exhibition.

Curated by the Taubman Museum of Art’s Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Education Dr. Patrick Shaw Cable, this major ticketed exhibition provides new insight into contemporary Neo-Pop art, its diverse manifestations, and its grounding in and evolution from original Pop art.

The exhibition includes many new acquisitions by collector Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Schnitzer Family Foundation, the holder of the nation’s largest private collection of prints and multiples, which now numbers more than 13,000 works.

The exhibition is on view September 28, 2019-March 8, 2020 in the Special Exhibition Gallery and the Gentry Locke Attorneys Special Exhibition Gallery Lounge.

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