“Taking cues from the central tenets of Pop art,” Collins adds, “these artists have
harnessed the movement’s direct language in a subversive way, often as a 21st century
social critique.” Among the Canadian artists represented are Paul Wong, Sonny Assu,
General Idea, N.E. Thing & Co. and Shawn Hunt.
Accompanying the American and Canadian works is the museum’s first-ever immersive
space. “Encouraging our visitors to engage with art in new and stimulating ways is a
mandate of the Audain Art Museum,” Collins says. “For this particular exhibition, we
have taken inspiration from Warhol’s concept of 15 minutes of fame. Visitors step into a
space surrounded by Pop images, become fully engrossed in an altered environment and
snap a selfie to curate their own moment of fame on social media.”
PAUL WONG — COVER, 2011
SCREENPRINT - 91. 4 CM X 132.1 CM EACH ( 36 X 52 IN.)
SONNY ASSU — BREAKFAST SERIES, 2006
DIGI TAL PRINTS, FOAM-CORE - 12 X 7 X 3 IN. EACH
from the portfolio New York Ten, 1964
COLOR LI THOGRAPH ON PAPER
Smithsonian American Art Museum,
Museum purchase. © 1964 Claes Oldenburg
DUNDIWU Y WANAMBI
WUYAL WI TH DHULAKU THE EURO, 1991
NATURAL PIGMEN TS ON WOOD
64 9/16 X 9 1/16 X 7 3/16 IN.
Promised gift of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan
to the Seattle Art Museum
© Dundiwuy Wanambi
Courtesy American Federation of Arts
Four single edition in Red, Yellow, Blue and Black.
Courtesy of the artist.
Edition of 8
Photo Credit: Chris Meier. Image courtesy of the Artist and the Equinox Gallery
Edition 2/8, Private collection