Join us for a lecture with Ellen Lupton in conjunction with the exhibition Draw Like a Machine: Pop Art, 1952-1975, on view at the Menil Drawing Institute.
How did Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Idelle Weber, Faith Ringgold, and other similar artists employ commercial art techniques in their works? How did graphic designers such as Milton Glaser and Emory Douglas build on Pop Art’s new vernacular? Many mid-20th-century artists used lettering, tracing, printing, copying, and photomechanical enlarging in their artistic practices. In turn, Pop Art had an enormous impact on graphic design. This talk looks at this artwork and design through the lens of mechanical reproduction.
As always, Menil programs are free and open to all.