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POP ART

The John and Kimiko Powers Collection

April 20–June 30, 2001
980 Madison Avenue, New York

Andy Warhol, 200 Soup Cans, 1962 Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 72 × 100 ¼ inches (182.9 × 254.6 cm)Copyright Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc

Andy Warhol, 200 Soup Cans, 1962

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 72 × 100 ¼ inches (182.9 × 254.6 cm)
Copyright Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc

Roy Lichtenstein, Wall Explosion 1, 1965 Enamel on steel, 80 × 84 inches (203 × 213 cm)

Roy Lichtenstein, Wall Explosion 1, 1965

Enamel on steel, 80 × 84 inches (203 × 213 cm)

Claes Oldenburg, Drum Set, 1967 Mixed media, 48 × 72 × 84 inches (121.9 × 182.9 × 213.4 cm)

Claes Oldenburg, Drum Set, 1967

Mixed media, 48 × 72 × 84 inches (121.9 × 182.9 × 213.4 cm)

Claes Oldenburg, Feasible Monument for Grant Park Chicago: Memorial to Louis Sullivan (model), 1969 Cardboard, painted and shellacked, 14 × 23 ¼ × 27 inches (35.6 × 59.1 × 68.6 cm)

Claes Oldenburg, Feasible Monument for Grant Park Chicago: Memorial to Louis Sullivan (model), 1969

Cardboard, painted and shellacked, 14 × 23 ¼ × 27 inches (35.6 × 59.1 × 68.6 cm)

Mel Ramos, Miss Cornflakes, 1964 Oil on canvas, 72 × 60 inches (182.9 × 152.4 cm)

Mel Ramos, Miss Cornflakes, 1964

Oil on canvas, 72 × 60 inches (182.9 × 152.4 cm)

Tom Wesselmann, Great American Nude #50, 1963 Mixed media, collage and assemblage (including working radio) on board, 48 × 36 × 3 inches (122 × 91 × 8 cm)

Tom Wesselmann, Great American Nude #50, 1963

Mixed media, collage and assemblage (including working radio) on board, 48 × 36 × 3 inches (122 × 91 × 8 cm)

Jasper Johns, Map, 1965 Charcoal and oil on canvas, 44 × 70 ½ inches (111.8 × 179.1 cm)

Jasper Johns, Map, 1965

Charcoal and oil on canvas, 44 × 70 ½ inches (111.8 × 179.1 cm)

About

Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of Pop art from the John and Kimiko Powers Collection, the second in a series dedicated to the memory of John Powers.

The Powers are well known in international art circles for their insightful, highly personal, and astonishingly comprehensive collection of contemporary art. In their many years of collecting, the Powers have amassed what is considered to be the most impressive collection of Pop art in private hands, which in many ways is an extension of the friendships they formed with all of the artists in their collection.

The exhibition will include such masterpieces as Andy Warhol’s 200 Soup Cans, James Rosenquist’s Lenai, Claes Oldenburg’s Soft Drum Set, Tom Wesselmann’s Great American Nude #50, Roy Lichtenstein’s Varroom, Mel Ramos’s Miss Cornflakes, and Jim Dine’s My Long Island Studio. The exhibition will also include influential pre-Pop works such as Robert Rauschenberg’s Broadcast and Jasper Johns’s White Alphabets.

A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany this noncommercial exhibition, with essays by Germano Celant, Rainer Crone, Jim Dine, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Judith Goldman, Dave Hickey, Linda Norden, Lane Relyea, Scott Rothkopf, and David Shapiro.