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Appropriation Art

A guest curated exhibition by Emma Poole, owner of Opus, UK.

“In visual arts, appropriation refers to the borrowing or recycling of objects and materials and  re-contextualising them to create something new.  Perhaps most famous of all appropriation artists is Marcel Duchamp, who introduced the idea of the ready made, and the Pop artists, who re-purposed images from popular culture and elevated everyday objects from low to high art.”

Andy Warhol | Campbell's Soup I: Chicken Noodle | Hamilton-Selway Fine Art
Andy Warhol | Campbell’s Soup I: Chicken Noodle | Hamilton-Selway Fine Art
Richard Prince | Untitled from (Cowboys & Girlfriends) | Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Richard Prince | Untitled from (Cowboys & Girlfriends) | Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Claes Oldenburg | Sculpture in the Form of a Bicycle Saddle | Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art
Claes Oldenburg | Sculpture in the Form of a Bicycle Saddle | Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art
Barbara Kruger | You're Right (And You Know it and So Should Everyone Else) | Joseph K. Levene Fine Art
Barbara Kruger | You’re Right (And You Know it and So Should Everyone Else) | Joseph K. Levene Fine Art
Peter Blake | I Love You (White Diamond Dust) | Opus
Roy Lichtenstein | Crying Girl | Denis Bloch Fine Art
Roy Lichtenstein | Crying Girl | Denis Bloch Fine Art
Thomas Ruff | NUDE STANDING | GallArt.com
Thomas Ruff | NUDE STANDING | GallArt.com
Gerhard Richter | Graphit | Hafenrichter Gallery
Gerhard Richter | Graphit | Hafenrichter Gallery
Jeff Koons | Split-Rocker Vase | Vogtle Contemporary
Jeff Koons | Split-Rocker Vase | Vogtle Contemporary