The Roots of Pop Art #1

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Keen Detective Funnies (vol. 2, #12; December, 1939)

Sometime back in the 1970s, Andy Warhol was asked by an interviewer why it was that artists such as he and James Rosenquist and Roy Lichtenstein all seemed to arrive at a remarkably similar aesthetic quite independently of one another. In one of the few answers of substance he ever gave to a questioner about his art, Warhol replied, "I think it's because we all read a lot of Comic Books when we were kids".

If that doesn't clue you in to the nature of this series, then you're definitely looking at the wrong blog.

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