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Pop Art Amsterdam

Roy Lichtenstein’s Pop Art in Amsterdam

Imagine yourself walking through the city of Amsterdam. You go along the beautiful canals and watch the old houses pass by, but what is that…?

Seems like colorful points are moving through the city and you just spotted them. Upon closer look, you notice it is a human being – but hold on…Somehow the human being looks like it has just jumped straight out of a comic. It is a young lady with skin covered in polka dots.  She has big blue eyes and her hair is bright yellow. Mysteriously, she wears a red polka dot dress that shines from afar. What could that be? You get closer and feel like you recognize her – that you kind of know her. You think again and then it hits you!

Pop Art Amsterdam Roy Lichtenstein

“This is Roy Lichtenstein! That lady from the painting!”

You look again and there is a second lady standing there. Her hair is of a shiny red. She is pointing out to something and smiling. You look to where she is pointing, and now you see a huge poster of the Moco Museum. There you see it written: ‘Roy Lichtenstein – Lasting Influence’. Two of our Moco girls transformed into real-life Roy Lichtenstein figures and filmed six short clips to promote our then, new exhibition.


Pop Art in Amsterdam – Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein!

From the Pop artist, Andy Warhol you can find several pieces of art at the museum. The well known Marilyn Monroe and Dollar Sign can be seen inside the Moco museum. The Marilyn Monroe piece is a collection of photographic screen prints. This technique became the defining style of Andy Warhol. These portraits are definitely his most famous pop artworks.

Pop Art Amsterdam Andy Warhol


Pop Art Amsterdam Andy Warhol

And of course, there is the Pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein’s Crying Girl to take a look at in Moco Museum. Previously, the Lichtenstein exhibition at Moco Museum showed a 3D interior room installation. He made the painting ‘Bedroom at Arles’ after a postcard of Van Gogh’s ‘The Artist’s Room at Arles’. The Roy Lichtenstein immersive room was made by our resident, creative genius, Irma de Vries exclusively for Moco Museum.


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