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Stockholm's Historic Art Explosion

Posted: Jul. 2nd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Pop Art at Moderna

An artistic storm is raging in Stockholm, with historic and legendary artists like Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and Walter Pichler all hitting the city in a colossal conga-line of pop art appreciation. With some of the wildest iterations of artistic expression imaginable going on display in the Moderna Museet, Stockholm is quickly racing to the top of today's artistic scene.

Andy Warhol has come back to Stockholm, where he first exhibited in 1964, as part of a show that puts pop art into its social and technological context at Moderna Museet. But it's not all Mad Men, there are mad women too.

He hasn't come back alone. Claes Oldenburg, Verner Panton, Walter Pichler, Robert Rauschenberg and Ed Ruscha are among the 90 plus artist and designers in the retrospective. It details in length the interplay between new materials in the post-WWII era and how it affected consumption and art. Warhol and co were hard to ignore at the time, and indelible today.

"We are in a post-Warholian paradigm in art production," Moderna director Daniel Birnbaum told The Local.


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