in the United States. Take for instance Equivalent 1 (1966, Kunstmuseum, Basel) by Carl Andre (b.1935). The postmodern conceptualists say "Yes the traditionists say "No". Fairey published his plagiarized version in his book, Supply and Demand. In association with the Whitney Museum of American Art. "Pop art A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art, Ian Chilvers. This article is not about the innocent absorption of visual ideas that later materialize unconsciously in an artists work, we do after all live in a maelstrom of images and we cant help but be affected by them.
One of its aims is to use images of popular (as opposed to elitist) culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy.
Pop Art: A Continuing History Marco Livingstone.
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Obey Plagiarist Shepard Fairey, a critique by artist Mark Vallen, published on the occasion of Faireys Los Angeles solo exhibition, Dec., 2007. Had been assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., and riots swept the country from coast to coast. The idea behind this is to democratize art and make it more accessible. Yet this is not an exclusive element; there is a long line of artists, including Gianni Ruffi, Roberto Barni, Silvio Pasotti, Umberto Bignardi, and Claudio Cintoli, who take on reality as a toy, as a great pool of imagery from which to draw material with. In the 1960s psychedelic poster artist Gary Grimshaw created eye-popping concert posters for performances by the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Cream, and a multitude of other bands. Right: Have You Volunteered? Pirkle Jones gave us a compassionate image that served the cause of African-American dignity and liberation, while Fairey gave us a stolen and regurgitated image stripped of all historical meaning and refashioned to serve only one purpose - the advancement of Faireys career. By contrast, postmodernists - who favour a more 'democratic' idea of art - see "high culture" as more elitist.