Ludwig Goes Pop + The East Side Story

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art

Until January 3, 2016

Bak Imre, Marika, 1967 © Ludwig Múzeum

In the 1960s pop art brought figurative art back to the galleries, comprehensible for the viewers and at the same time criticising consumerism in a peculiar way. Peter and Irene Ludwigs’ art collection is famous for assembling many works of pop art, both by American and European artists. However, this time not only the works of the most famous representatives of the school, that is Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, Rauschenberg and Warhol, are presented but also works by artists from Central and Eastern Europe, which will allow us to see how the categories of “Western” art history may be translated in a context of art whose conditions for the emergence were radically different.

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