1st Edition

American Pop Art in France Politics of the Transatlantic Image

By Liam Considine Copyright 2020
    184 Pages
    by Routledge

    184 Pages 8 Color & 45 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    176 Pages 8 Color & 45 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Pop art was essential to the Americanization of global art in the 1960s, yet it engendered resistance and adaptation abroad in equal measure, especially in Paris. From the end of the Algerian War of Independence and the opening of Ileana Sonnabend’s gallery for American Pop art in Paris in 1962, to the silkscreen poster workshops of May ’68, this book examines critical adaptations of Pop motifs and pictorial devices across French painting, graphic design, cinema and protest aesthetics. Liam Considine argues that the transatlantic dispersion of Pop art gave rise to a new politics of the image that challenged Americanization and prefigured the critiques and contradictions of May ’68.

    Introduction: New Realisms; Chapter One: Disaster in Paris; Chapter Two: Myth Today; Chapter Three: Made in USA: Godard's Pop Tableaux; Chapter Four: Popular Literature of Our Century; Chapter Five: Screen Politics; Afterward: One Is No One


    Liam Considine is Lecturer in Art History at The New School and School of Visual Arts in New York.