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  • View of “International Pop,” 2015, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Foreground: Marisol, Dinner Date, 1963. Background, from left: Tom Wesselmann, Still Life #35, 1963; Ushio Shinohara, Drink More, 1964; Jasper Johns, Flags, 1965; Paul Thek, Meat Piece with Warhol Brillo Box, 1965. Photo: Gene Pittman.

    View of “International Pop,” 2015, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Foreground: Marisol, Dinner Date, 1963. Background, from left: Tom Wesselmann, Still Life #35, 1963; Ushio Shinohara, Drink More, 1964; Jasper Johns, Flags, 1965; Paul Thek, Meat Piece with Warhol Brillo Box, 1965. Photo: Gene Pittman.

    “International Pop” and “The World Goes Pop”

    Walker Art Center

    POP “WAS THE BIRTH OF THE NOW”: So claim curators Darsie Alexander and Bartholomew Ryan in the catalogue for their sprawling and ambitious show “International Pop” at the Walker Art Center, thus positioning the movement as a progenitor of our so-called post-Internet condition. Indeed, the curators write, Pop artists “were modeling behaviors that then seemed radical, but now are second nature: the image world as an extension of the self, the individual curating information via status feed, the rise of social media that is one of the most profound changes of our time.”

    What is striking about this

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