Pop/Funk: Warhol & Frey

 

Tempe, Arizona’s ASU Art Museum is currently celebrating two influential artists of pop and funk art: Andy Warhol and Viola Frey. Both of these art rebels can be experienced together in Pop/Funk: Warhol & Frey, now exhibiting through March 23.

 

These two great counter-culture artists of the twentieth century grew out of the 1960’s on opposite coasts … Warhol on the east coast and Frey on the west coast. Both were really counter-cultural art movements that went against the norm. The majority of the work on display is actually in the ASU Art Museum’s permanent collection: Andy Warhol’s photographs and prints, and Viola Frey’s ceramics.

 

Andy Warhol elevated popular culture to high art status; similarly, Viola Frey helped elevate ceramics from being considered “craft” to fine art.

 

 

 

 

sources: asuartmuseum, statepress