What lies beneath

What lies beneath 2011

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Series exploring the history of American art sees Andrew Graham-Dixon feeling the pulse of contemporary America. In Levittown, he uncovers the dark side of post-war consumerism and the role artists have played in challenging the status quo. He visits New York's Metropolitan Museum to see the most subversive artwork of 1950s America, Jasper John's White Flag, examines Andy Warhol's soup can paintings and interviews one of the last surviving pop artists, James Rosenquist. In Los Angeles, he looks at the graphic style of Ed Ruscha and the city's unique contribution to 20th century design - Googie architecture. Back east, Andrew visits the home of the late Philip Guston to get a private view of his work, and Jeff Koons' studio to learn how the enfant terrible of contemporary art continues to challenge the boundaries of taste. Finally, he explores the impact 9/11 has had on America and how a new generation of artists, such as Matthew Day Jackson, have made sense of this tragic event.

Item Type: Off-air recording
Title: What lies beneath
Transmission date: 3 December 2011
Channel: BBC4
Running time: 60 minutes
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Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2012 13:56
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2013 20:41
Additional Information: This recording is to be used only for educational and non-commercial purposes under the terms of the ERA Licence.
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/23576

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