What is Political Pop?
Political pop was an art movement which merged the pop art of Western countries with the socialist realism of China during the 1980s. China was experiencing rapid social and political changes, and artists sought to create art which questioned these cultural changes.Artwork by Wang Guangyi
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Untitled (Smile-ism No. 16), 2006
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