Beginning in June 2020, visitors to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art can enjoy more than 100 works on paper and sculptures by the biggest names in Pop Art in a new exhibition, POP Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. From innovators such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg to popular and provocative artists like James Rosenquist, Robert Indiana, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, Julian Opie, and Jeff Koons, the exhibition details the incredible transformation of the visual arts in the last half century.
“The Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation is well-known as one of the most comprehensive Pop Art collections in the world,” said Dr. Michael Anderson, interim president and CEO. “From Campbell’s Soup to Mickey Mouse, and from comic strips to balloon dogs, POP Power celebrates a timeless movement that revels in the new and the now, the celebrity, and the commodity and art made accessible to the masses. This exhibition provides a fun, irreverent look at the low-brow, high art of our popular culture.”
POP Power pays tribute to the transformation of visual art from the seriousness and cult of self-expression that animated avant-garde artists through the early postwar period to the embrace of humor, celebrity and commerce. This transformation has made Pop Art both revolutionary and accessible to mass audiences.
POP Power extends the Museum’s commitment to postwar American and international art, showcasing many of the most popular artists of the second half of the 20th and the early 21st centuries. The exhibition is being organized by the Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, and will first travel to the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia.
The exhibition will be on view June 6 to September 13, 2020.
Credits: Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Fiesta Pig (detail), 1979. Screenprint on Arches paper. 21 1/2 x 30 1/2 in. (54.6 x 77.5 cm). Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer. Image and Artwork © Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997). Sweet Dreams, Baby!, 1965, published 1966, from 11 Pop Artists. Screenprint. 37 7/8 x 27 5/8 in. (96.2 x 70.2 cm). Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990). Pop Shop II, 1988. Screenprint. 12 x 15 in. (30.5 x 38.1 cm). Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer. © The Keith Haring Foundation. Jeff Koons (American, b. 1955). Gazing Ball (da Vinci Mona Lisa), 2016. Archival pigment print with acrylic disc. 40 11/16 x 27 3/4 in. (103.3 x 70.5 cm). Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer. © Jeff Koons.