POP ART 1960’s→2000’s

From Lichtenstein, Warhol to the Current Generation

This exhibition introduces around 80 works by 32 artists ranging from the pop artist of the sixties in the U.S. such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Edward Ruscha and their contemporaries ― so-called minimalist, to the younger generation spiritually linked to the pop artists in co-operation with the MISUMI Corporation.
We exhibit the works by grouping them into three eras; firstly, we can show the masters of the pop art in the 1960’s and another important artist in the era, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella and Donald Judd and so on; secondly, the artists who brought new vitality into the paintings in the 1980’s from outside the art world, Peter Helley(deriving the idea from French sociology), and Kieth Harring(bringing the vivid image from the street in downtown); and thirdly, the younger generation who has derived their concepts from the experiences in the urban cities and the suburbs, for example, Kevin Appel, Michael Bevilacqua, Greg Bogin, Ingrid Calame, Carl Fudge, Pamela Fraser, Marina Kappos, Vik Muniz, David LaChapelle, Jennifer Reeves and Suh Do-Ho.

Exhibition Details

From July 8th(Sat.) to September 3rd (Sun.), 2006.
(Closed Mondays except July 17)
Seiji Togo Memorial SOMPO JAPAN Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
SOMPO JAPAN Bldg.42nd Floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
10:00-20:00 (Fridays, Admittance by 19:30)
Adults:1,000 Yen (800Yen)
University & High School Students: 600Yen (500Yen)
Senior Citizens (65 years and more): 800Yen
( ) indicates discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
The Yomiuri Shinbun
The Japan Association of Arts Museums
Supported by
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
Kao Corporation
Cooperation with
MISUMI Corporation


Roy Lichtenstein
《Crying Girl》1963
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, New York & SPDA, Tokyo, 2006
Peter Halley
《Joy Pop》1998
© Peter Halley
Marina Kappos
© Marina Kappos
David LaCahapelle
《Inflatables (Pig) September 15》2002
© David LaChapelle