This exhibition displays a considerable number of paintings by celebrated American artist, director and producer Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Recognized as the “pope of pop”, Warhol was a leading figure in pop art. He painted soup cans, bills, and other images taken from cartoons and advertisements. He loved celebrities and painted them to distinguish himself from other pop art pioneers, such as Roy Lichtenstein. From then on, he developed his later style. His famous pop art portraits of Marilyn Monroe are still popular today.
The pop art movement emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and the late 1950s in the United States. It features imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects.