Room 1 

THE BEGINNINGS

Firstly, the reference to the seeds of Pop art, the Dada and Surrealism movement in the first half of the 20th century, when Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray started changing the context of everyday objects and presenting them as artworks. Even though one cannot use Man Ray’s “The Gift” for ironing anymore, one can appreciate how he pushed the limits of the very essence of the artwork and what art can be made out of. 

 Secondly, the emergence of Pop art in the late 1950s and early 1960s in both the UK and the USA, represented by Eduardo Paolozzi and Andy Warhol as examples from that period.

Thirdly, the bow to the beginning of Estonian Pop art and avant-garde artists at the time when Estonia was under Soviet Occupation such as Leonhard Lapin and Raul Meel. “Laulev puu” is an example on creating images on a typewriter and represents another paradigm shift. 

 Lastly, the start of digital art, namely computer generated NFT (non-fungible token) art, artworks by LarvaLabs and Damien Hirst.

 

Marilyn Monroe

Jänku suudlus

Kunstnik

Mathematical Gorsky 11

Laulev puu

Flowers

See ei ole diip

The Treachery of Images

Norma

Flirt-2

Hamburger Girl

Rastertüdruk

Big Girls Need Big Diamonds (Liz Taylor) Yellow

Seducted Woman

Lulu

Killing of a Killer

Kate Moss

Superman

The Scream Campbell’s

Da Michelangelo (Blue and Red)

Andy Mouse

Lucky Strike III

Mickey Blue

Trash Man

Biokinetische Konsumrakete

Singing tree

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Still Life With Liz

I Shop, Therefore I Am

Untitled (Flag)

El Arte Fula

Di-Faced Tenners

Murakami Balloon Girl

Girl with Balloon

Carwash

El lago del deseo

Presents

Woman taking off man’s shirt. 5; Woman taking off summer dress. 11

Ikoonid

Rainbow Target

Life

Beautiful Inside My Head Forever

Marilyn

Love rising (The Black and White Love); Eternal Hexagon

Queen Elizabeth II

Lacoste

Self-portrait

The Beginnings

Cult of Celebrity

Changing Meaning

Pop is more

Contraculture

PoCo Presents

PoCo treasures

Daydreaming With Machines

Kunstnik

Idle Hands

Drowning Girl

Whaam!

Whaam! Dark

Whaam!

Bunny Money

Nebesa 1; Nebesa 3

Hoiupank

Endless Argentine Tango

Amor Fou

Unustuste naine

Maximaalne vajalik

Banksy Van Gogh

President Pätsi mitu nägu

Surmatants

Fake abstract pink on W.A. Bouguereau

Untitled (Running Heart)

Cow wallpaper

Blossoming passion

Kyoto Enso; Hollow Man

Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Rolex Skate Deck Variants

Eye Test

Ho incontrato Alighiero Boetti alla Biennale di Venezia nel 1990

Love rising (The Black and White Love)

Estonian Love

Pantone Green Christmas Tree

Rhetorical Question

I Made This, It’s Beautiful, But It Doesn’t Mean Shit

Horrid Frame

Dynamic of the God I-V

Dagens Nyheter

13.01.1984

24.01.1984

Hello…

Shelter

Shelter

Glitter lips – mmmh

White Barry; Face of Death; Lupus Putis

Piip

Thumbelina

The Treachery of Images

Josh Stein

Stand in Front and Pretend You’re into Art

Room 2 

CULT OF CELEBRITY

Focus is on the cult of celebrity and the fact that Pop art innovatively started depicting portraits of well-known people at the time. Bright colors, large scale. As a historical comparison, the artists used to paint gods and rulers, those of power and/or money. Andy Warhol, King of Pop art started depicting the stars of his era, the actresses Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor and singers such as Elvis Presley. At the same time series of the artworks were made and oftentimes silkscreen technique was used. While printmaking easily allows the repetition of motifs, Pop art also changed the essence of the term original. Therefore, there could be hundreds of Marilyns in the world, but being part of the series they are all original. The artworks by Roy Lichtenstein offer a different approach. he chose individual panels from the comic books, enlarged them and used bright colors. Even though they were out of context, this shift paired with Ben-day dots worked out well, establishing an immediately recognizable Lichtenstein style still used today. 

 

Marilyn Monroe

Jänku suudlus

Kunstnik

Mathematical Gorsky 11

Laulev puu

Flowers

See ei ole diip

The Treachery of Images

Norma

Flirt-2

Hamburger Girl

Rastertüdruk

Big Girls Need Big Diamonds (Liz Taylor) Yellow

Seducted Woman

Lulu

Killing of a Killer

Kate Moss

Superman

The Scream Campbell’s

Da Michelangelo (Blue and Red)

Andy Mouse

Lucky Strike III

Mickey Blue

Trash Man

Biokinetische Konsumrakete

Singing tree

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Still Life With Liz

I Shop, Therefore I Am

Untitled (Flag)

El Arte Fula

Di-Faced Tenners

Murakami Balloon Girl

Girl with Balloon

Carwash

El lago del deseo

Presents

Woman taking off man’s shirt. 5; Woman taking off summer dress. 11

Ikoonid

Rainbow Target

Life

Beautiful Inside My Head Forever

Marilyn

Love rising (The Black and White Love); Eternal Hexagon

Queen Elizabeth II

Lacoste

Self-portrait

The Beginnings

Cult of Celebrity

Changing Meaning

Pop is more

Contraculture

PoCo Presents

PoCo treasures

Daydreaming With Machines

Kunstnik

Idle Hands

Drowning Girl

Whaam!

Whaam! Dark

Whaam!

Bunny Money

Nebesa 1; Nebesa 3

Hoiupank

Endless Argentine Tango

Amor Fou

Unustuste naine

Maximaalne vajalik

Banksy Van Gogh

President Pätsi mitu nägu

Surmatants

Fake abstract pink on W.A. Bouguereau

Untitled (Running Heart)

Cow wallpaper

Blossoming passion

Kyoto Enso; Hollow Man

Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Rolex Skate Deck Variants

Eye Test

Ho incontrato Alighiero Boetti alla Biennale di Venezia nel 1990

Love rising (The Black and White Love)

Estonian Love

Pantone Green Christmas Tree

Rhetorical Question

I Made This, It’s Beautiful, But It Doesn’t Mean Shit

Horrid Frame

Dynamic of the God I-V

Dagens Nyheter

13.01.1984

24.01.1984

Hello…

Shelter

Shelter

Glitter lips – mmmh

White Barry; Face of Death; Lupus Putis

Piip

Thumbelina

The Treachery of Images

Josh Stein

Stand in Front and Pretend You’re into Art