Pop Goes the Artist: from Warhol to Dylan
Lecture by Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper
Monday November 16th 2015 at 2pm
In the sweltering heat of a New York summer, Andy Warhol invited Bob Dylan to his Factory sit for a screen test. It was 1965. After enduring his silent, slow-motion portrait, Dylan became intrigued by Warhol’s monumental silver screenprint of Elvis dressed as a cowboy. He took it home as a souvenir, strapped to the top of a station-wagon. (It is now one of the highlights of the collection in MOMA, New York). This lecture examines the world of Pop Art, through the eyes of these controversial artists.