The American Dream: pop to the present exhibition at the Custodia Foundation until 2nd September 2018

After a stint at the British Museum last summer, and less than a year since another Parisian exhibition on the same subject, the exhibition The American Dream: pop to the present arrives at the Custodia Foundation (close to our hotels) with works from Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Cy Twombly…

The American Dream: pop to the present exhibition at the Custodia Foundation until 2nd September 2018
© Robert Rauschenberg

Fans of pop art are being spoiled once again – in collaboration with the British Museum and the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Custodia Foundation in Paris is currently presenting over 100 pieces of pop art from 42 American artists.

Created during a troubled period in American history – marked by the Vietnam war and assassination of JFK – these colourful prints often repurposed other images in order to change their meaning or criticise the politics of the era.

Pop art artists also knew how to use the new reproduction methods of the time to print and sell their work to the masses. Their verve – and methods – marked a new era in the history of art.

All the works on show in the exhibition are from the British Museum’s collection.
The American Dream: pop to the present exhibition at the Custodia Foundation until 2nd September 2018

The Foundation is also worth seeing for the building itself, a stone townhouse built in 1743 and now home to the Frits Lugt Collection.

You can read all about the collection and the building here, and French-speakers may enjoy this 50-minute documentary about the place!

The American Dream: pop to the present exhibition at the Custodia Foundation until 2nd September 2018
© Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

The American Dream: pop to the present is at the Custodia Foundation (here) until 2nd September 2018

Open every day except Mondays from midday-6pm

Admission: 10€ / 7€

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The American Dream: pop to the present exhibition at the Custodia Foundation until 2nd September 2018
© Ed Ruscha

La nouvelle exposition « Le Rêve américain : du pop art à nos jours. Estampes du @BritishMuseum » présente par sections : • Le pop art avec des œuvres d’#AndyWarhol, #RoyLichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann… • Trois Géants de l’estampe, Johns, Rauschenberg et Dine • Made in California : l’expérience de la côte Ouest avec des œuvres de #BruceNauman, #EdRuscha, Wayne Thiebaud… • Persistance de l’abstraction : Gestualité et géométrie avec des œuvres de Willem De Kooning, #CyTwombly, Joseph Albers… • Le minimalisme et le conceptualisme à partir des années 1970 avec des œuvres de #SolLeWitt, Donal Judd, #RichardSerra… • Le photoréalisme et la réaffirmation de la figure avec des œuvres de Chuck Close, #AlexKatz, Richard Estes… • Signes des temps avec des œuvres de Mel Bochner, #JulieMehretu, #GlennLigon… (Photos ©Philip Provily)

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