Andy Warhol, an artist who gained fame through his efforts in Pop art, is quoted as having said, “Art is whatever you can get away with.” Discuss what this quote means and explain how the art he and other Pop artists created was viewed as representing the truth in his statement.
The quote, “Art is whatever you can get away with” pertains to being able to make and do whatever you want to do as an artist. Art has no rules, if you fell it then make it. Pop art started in the 1960s. Artists used the images that people knew well. After World War II, there were many new ads for more products than ever before. People were watching television and movies. The pop artists noticed this trend, and they used common objects in their art. Warhol’s pop art was viewed as representing the truth because, pop art focused on everyday objects rendered through an adoption of commercial art techniques, in which is what Warhol captured.