Pop to Popism

Claes Oldenburg, Giant soft fan – ghost version, 1967, soft sculpture.

Jeff Koons, Vase of Flowers, 1988, Mirror, 2/3, 184.2 x 134.6 x 2.5 cm.

It was good to see Pop to Popism at the Art Gallery of NSW. The curation of combining international artists with Australian artists of the 1960s and looking at later influences in the Popism section worked for me. Early work by David Hockney and Richard Hamilton is always great to see. It was also wonderful to see a Wayne Thiebaud for the first time. However the two works that stayed with me from the show were Claes Oldenburg's fantastic floppy electric fan complete with plug! And Jeff Koons, Vase of Flowers, 1988.

Pop to Popism is on at the Art Gallery of NSW until March 1.