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Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Name-CRT: American
Title: Dress
Title Type: Object name
Title: "The Souper Dress"
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1966
Creation End Date: 1967
Creation Date: ca. 1966 - 1967
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: paper
Dimensions: L. at center back 32 in. (81.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1995.178.3
Credit Line: Purchase, Isabel Shults Fund and Martin and Caryl Horowitz and Hearst Corporation Gifts, 1995

As art historian Marco Livingstone has stressed, Pop Art was never a circumscribed movement with membership and manifestos. Rather, it was a sensibility emergent in the 1950s and rampant in the 1960s. Andy Warhol (who began his career as a fashion illustrator) had been painting Campbell's soup cans since 1962. Such advertising icons, along with cartoons and billboards, yielded a synthesis of word and image, of art and the everyday. Fashion quickly embraced the spirit of Pop, playing an important role in its dissemination. The paper dresses of 1966 - 67 were throwaways, open to advertising and the commercial.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1995.178.3
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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