Gormleys is proud to present "Pop Art Pioneers” an exhibition by four of America's most celebrated pop artists- Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring and Robert Indiana.
Showcased over two floors, the exhibition will feature a wide range of pieces from each artist, including Warhol's iconic silkscreen portraits, Lichtenstein's monumental ‘The Den’, Haring's bold graphic designs, and Indiana's iconic LOVE artworks.
In addition to showcasing the artists' individual styles and techniques, the exhibition will explore the historical and cultural context in which they worked, highlighting the ways in which their art reflected and commented on the society of their time.
Pop art emerged in the 1950s and 1960s as a reaction to the seriousness and elitism of abstract expressionism. Pop artists sought to create art that was accessible to a wider audience by incorporating imagery from popular culture, such as celebrities, advertisements, comic books, and consumer products.
Two of the key figures in the pop art movement were Warhol and Lichtenstein who went on to influence Haring, Indiana and numerous other contemporary artists. Pop art had a major impact on the art world, as it challenged traditional notions of what art should be and who it should be for. Pop art continues to be an important influence on contemporary art and culture, with many artists still drawing inspiration from its themes and techniques.
The exhibition will be on view in our Dublin gallery, from 25th February – 18th March and is free to the public. This is a rare opportunity to see the works of these iconic American pop artists in one place and to gain a deeper understanding of their significance and impact on the art world.