Good Vibrations. Pop Art Summer


In the 1960s and 1970s, Pop Art addressed the issue of everyday culture in a consumption-oriented society. They illustrated the economic miracle of the post-war years in radiant colours, monochrome areas and grid dots. Good Vibrations. Pop Art Summer juxtaposes American, British and German artists. The prints and objects that mostly come from the donation made by the Düsseldorf jurist Heinz Beck reflect this new attitude towards life. The newly emerging Pop Museum served as the sound track to these Good Vibrations. The Beach Boys were among the most successful bands of the time in the United States, exemplarily embodying the new American feeling of being alive: summer, sun and swimming – just Good Vibrations. In addition, leisure time developed into a new societal constant and travel began to play an ever-larger role. Summer vacations became special annual events.

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020 für Asmus, Dieter; Bayrle, Thomas; Blake, Peter; Brecht, Georg; D'Arcangelo, Allan; Dressler, Otto; Glasmacher, Dieter; Katz, Alex; Lichtenstein, Roy; Mell, Peter; Neuenhausen, Siegfried; Piene, Otto; Rauschenberg, Robert; Reick, Dieter; Rotella, Mimmo; Spoerri, Daniel; Wesselmann, Tom

AY-O © AY-O / Iijima Takao; Berges, Werner © Nachlass Werner Berges; Boden, Bodo © Bodo Boden; Canham, Anthony © Friedel Canham; Donaldson, Antony © Antony Donaldson; Froese, Hans-Dietrich © Courtesy Kay Hines; Gilardi, Piero © Piero Gilardi; Hockney, David © David Hockney; Kimme, Luise © The Kimme Museum of Art and Sculpture Tobago; Laing, Gerald © Estate of Gerald Laing; Lichtenstein, Roy © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein; Morley, Malcolm © Courtesy the Estate of Malcolm Morley; Page, Robin © Robin Page; Rauschenberg, Robert © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; Ruscha, Ed © Ed Ruscha; Stanley, Robert © Estate of Robert Stanley; Voigt, Reinhard © Reinhard Voigt / FELD+HAUS; Warhol, Andy © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Wesselmann, Tom © The Estate of Tom Wesselmann