Dr. Virginia B. Spivey

About Dr. Virginia B. Spivey

Dr. Virginia B. Spivey is an art writer specializing in late 20th and 21st century art history and theory. She holds degrees in art history from Case Western Reserve University (M.A., Ph.D.). Now based in Washington D.C., she develops art history educational materials in addition to her scholarly work, which is currently focused on the relationship of performance to contemporary craft production.

(L) Roy Lichtenstein, Girl with a Ball, 1961, oil on canvas, 60 1/4 x 36 1/4" (153 x 91.9 cm) (Museum of Modern Art, New York); (R) Detail of face showing Lichtenstein's painted Benday dots)
Pop seems to glorify popular culture, but a second look reveals a critique of post-war marketing and consumerism.

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