The exhibition was very adventurous I feel, showing enormous breadth and depth of the 'World of Pop' and breaking my preconception of 'pop art' being a mass-produced 2D print. I particularly liked the work of Nicola L.
Born in Morocco, works in USA
Red Coat, 1969
Vinyl, eleven slits and eleven hooded jackets
'Nicola L designed Red Coat for Brazilian musicians perfoming...
Without a single doubt, the pencil, charcoal and ink drawings by the famous Italian artists were incredible. I have seen similar drawings at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence during the summer, but the collection at the Ashmolean was a lot more abundant.
The exhibition also included a contemporary response from Jenny Saville.
I don't remember the name of the work, but I do remember what the tour guide had to say about this: apparently the artist customizes eggplants sculptures for those who intend to buy them, not just the outward appearance but also the filling of the sculpture. This eggplant belongs to the artist him/herself - it contains something along the lines of 'human hair and toenails'.... not too sure....