Political Pop

Wang Guangyi, Great Criticism Series, President (1992). Oil on Canvas. 58 x 47 in. 150 x 120 cm.

The Political Pop movement emerged in China during the 1980s as a response to the quickly changing political and social climate. The movement combined elements of Pop art with socialist-realist images that circulated during the Cultural Revolution. Political Pop artists critiqued the rising interest in the objects of consumer capitalism in the years following the Cultural Revolution. 

Wang Guangyi, Li Shan, and Yu Youhan are some of the most influential members of the movement.


Image: Wang Guangyi, Great Criticism Series, President (1992). Oil on Canvas. 58 x 47 in. 150 x 120 cm.

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