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.