Women Pop Artists at the Brooklyn Museum

Niki de Saint Phalle’s Black Rosy, or My Heart Belongs to Rosy (1965) is among more than fifty works by groundbreaking women artists in “Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968,” now on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

Art critic Ken Johnson gives the exhibition a thumbs-up review in The New York Times, while Stephen Brown of The Brooklyn Paper says the show gives Pop patriarch Andy Warhol “a swift kick in the groin through an eclectic mix of works that are both provocative and humorous.”

“This large-scale exhibition examines the impact of women artists on the traditionally male-dominated field of Pop art,” says the Brooklyn Museum web site. “It reconsiders the narrow definition of the Pop art movement and reevaluates its critical reception. In recovering important female artists, the show expands the canon to reflect more accurately the women working internationally during this period.”

The exhibition, which opened on 15 October and continues through 9 January 2011, also features works by Chryssa, Rosalyn Drexler, Marisol, Yayoi Kusama, Jann Haworth, Vija Celmins, Lee Lozano, Marjorie Strider, Idelle Weber, and Joyce Wieland, among many others.

(Image © NCAF. All rights reserved. Photo: Laurent Condominas)