The world’s most menacing cupcake? Decide for yourself in Sinister Pop, on view through March 31.
Edward Ruscha (b. 1937), Untitled, 1970. Gelatin silver print, sheet: 4 1/16 × 5 in. (10.3 × 12.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from The Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Foundation, and Diane and Thomas Tuft 2004.547. © Ed Ruscha
Opening tomorrow, Sinister Pop presents a unique take on the Museum’s rich and diverse holdings of Pop art. Although Pop often evokes a celebration of postwar consumer culture, this exhibition focuses on Pop’s darker side through works by Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol, as well as by many artists not traditionally associated with Pop.
Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929), Giant Fagends, 1967. Canvas, urethane foam, wire, wood, latex and formica, 52 x 96 x 96 in. (132.1 x 243.8 x 243.8cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art 70.44a-o. © 1969 Claes Oldenburg