How Lichtenstein’s “Whaam!” Became a Monumental Symbol of Pop Art

How Lichtenstein’s “Whaam!” Became a Monumental Symbol of Pop Art



In this episode of The Most Famous Artworks in the World, discover Roy Lichtenstein’s serious comic-inspired canvas Whaam! The painting disrupted the art world in the mid-1960s, delivering an enigmatic salvo at both the conventions of artistic expression and the post-war representation of conflict. By reworking a comic book image of an American jet destroying an enemy plane, Lichtenstein blows up audience expectations.

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Originally published at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG6M1uo2PVY

This news story originally appeared at Art - Trend Magazine on 21 May 2022