Llyn Foulkes Unfiltered

The Llyn Foulkes retrospective at the Hammer Museum ends with the painting Pop, an illuminated relief painting situated within a pitch-black room filled with a tune composed by the artist.  The painting depicts the artist as an aging, shell-shocked father glued to his television, dressed in a Superman shirt and gripping a Diet Coke.  In the room with him are his two children, his daughter with her hand on his shoulder and his son listening to a tape recorder and holding an open book with text drawn from the Micky Mouse Club handbook that reads, "I will be a square shooter, I will be a good American."  The iconographic elements within the painting - the Superman t-shirt, the Diet Coke cup, the baseball on the floor, the calendar dated to the day of the Hiroshima bombing, etc. - are poignant symbols within a particularly American psyche. more

 

Llyn Foulkes, Pop, 1985-90



Lynn Foulkes, Lucky Adam Mixed media. Overall: 50 x 35 x 4 in. 

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