MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art

Common Objects

30 Jun - 10 Oct 2011

Joseph Cornell
Untitled, 1959
Red wood box with plexiglas pane, assorted wooden and plastic shapes and paper illustration
17 x 20 15/16 x 4 1/2 in.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Gift of The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation
Pop Art from The Collection
30 June - 10 October, 2011

In the mid-1950s, artists regularly looked to popular culture as source material for paintings, sculptures, photographs, and printmaking. This "cohesive tendency" was coined pop art and its reach is broad. Included are the early practitioners Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, and James Rosenquist, as well as West Coast artists Joe Goode and Ed Ruscha. Sculptures by Claes Oldenburg will be on view alongside those of George Segal. Also included is the work of contemporary artists whose use of commercial motifs and everyday objects and materials advance the ideas of pop art's first practitioners, including Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Rita McBride, and Christopher Wool.

Tags: Rita McBride, Jim Dine, Joe Goode, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Roy Lichtenstein, Rita McBride, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, George Segal, Andy Warhol, Christopher Wool