The Adhémars' château/Saint-Martin museum

1 exhibition/2 places

The group exhibition Pop art, voir plus..., born from a partnership between the Adhémars' château and Saint-Martin museum, presents major pop art figures, a popular movement that started in the 1950s in the USA and Britain. Next to them, are exhibited pieces by contemporary artists, heirs of this emblematic period of the history of art.

Personified by famous American Andy Warhol, and aiming at making art accessible to everyone through the use of topical events, Pop Art fostered the decline of conceptual or minimalist art. It remains the reflection movement of the capitalist showcase and, both technically and aesthetically speaking, has never ended.

Artists exhibited at the Adhémars' château

Frédéric Bouffandeau

(1970 -) French
For twenty years, he has been working on the endless repetition of the floral form. A true matrix of perpetual creation, it takes shape daily in the artist's workshop without ever bringing about monotony.

Nicolas Saint Grégoire

1983 -) French
Light is at the centre of his oeuvre, whether in the luminous portraits of the beginning of his career or in his most recent pieces such as the ones inspired by Yves Saint Laurent's dresses.

Artists exhibited at Saint-Martin Contemporary Art Museum (MAC)

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) USA

A socialite and eccentric advertising man, Andy Warhol has marked contemporary art. His silk-screen prints of film stars have gone round the world. A Pop Art figurehead, he understood before anyone else the importance of images in consumer society.

Keith Haring (1958-1990) USA 

Born in 1958 in Pennsylvania, Keith Haring notably won fame through street art. The Harring style consists in quick line drawings where the simple forms contrast with the depth of the messages they convey.

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) USA

A pioneer of the underground movement stemming from the expressionist current of the 1980s, he followed in Dali and Picasso's footsteps and was at the origin of a new genre mixing writing and collages. A graffiti artist then a painter on panels, he collaborated with Andy Warhol before his sudden death in New York aged 27. 

Bernard Rancillac (1931 - ) France

An heir of COBRA and Pop Art, his style unfolds in the spirit of comic strips where he borrows, like Johns, Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein and Warhol before him, his cut-out effects and even his characters.

Peter Stämpfli (1937- ) Switzerland

If his close-up tyres have gone round the world, Swiss man and Pop Art icon Peter Stämpfli has managed in half a century to build an overflowing oeuvre. His style, as Lichtenstein's, is influenced  by advertising and industrial design.

Gudmundur Gudmundsson known as Errò (1932- ) Iceland

An heir of Lichtenstein, Warhol, Fahlström, Roberto Matta and Rosenquist, the artist intertwines styles and draughtsman's techniques by multiplying contemporary allegories.