Women Pop Artists: Yayoi Kusama and Marisol Escobar through Primary Sources
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
The Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 19, fourth floor
The artists Yayoi Kusama and Marisol Escobar both began exhibiting their works alongside now canonical male Pop artists, such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. However, early recognition went to the male artists, which resulted in the metamorphoses of their work. Through primary sources, including artists' writings, interviews, and calendar-diaries, explore how gender affects artistic expression in Pop art.
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