This book, first published in 1987, was the first major survey of the links between the visual arts and pop music over the last thirty years. It brings to light the ideas, styles and people who have influenced both the look of pop and the shape of art. It examines how pop uses art movements like Dada, Futurism and Surrealism in everything from the design of album covers to the creation of a group’s look, stage act and video; how art uses pop, as a subject for painting, sculpture and design; the vital role of the British art school connection; and collaborations and cross-overs – between the visual arts and groups, musicians and movements.
Table of Contents
1. The Art School Connection 2. Fine Art Uses Pop Music 3. Pop Uses Art 3.1. Pop Music and Pop Art 3.2. Dada and Futurism 3.3. Surrealism 3.4. Image Piracy and Stylistic Eclecticism 3.5. Artists and Record Covers 3.6. Visual Art and Stage Performance 3.7. Pop’s Aspiration Towards Art 4. Collaborations and Cross-Overs 4.1. Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground 4.2. John and Yoko 4.3. Malcolm McLaren and Punk 4.4. Gerald Scarfe and Pink Floyd 4.5. Jean-Paul Goude and Grace Jones 4.6. Art-Language and Red Crayola 4.7. From COUM Transmissions to Psychic TV 4.8. Laurie Anderson: Mass Avant Gardism 5. Pop Music and the Video Revolution 6. Reconstructing Television: Scratch Video