The American Dream Comes to CaixaForum Madrid
Madrid, 8 October 2020
- The exhibition The American Dream: pop to the present traces the creative momentum of American printmaking over the last six decades, from pop art to abstraction, minimalism, photorealism and figurative art.
- The show features more than 200 works, most of them from the British Museum in London, by artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Willem de Kooning, Donald Judd, Jasper Johns, Jim Dine, Richard Estes, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo and Guerrilla Girls.
- The exhibition narrative shows how graphic art, particularly after the emergence of pop art in American visual culture, found a new, middle-class audience affluent enough to buy serialised works. Some artists used the medium as a form of expression to address issues like consumerism, politics, feminism and civil rights.