Look Inside: Seattle Art Museum's Pop Departures Exhibit

Not since the Picasso exhibit have I been so taken by a Seattle Art Museum feature exhibit. Pop Departures is opening tonight, and you're in for quite the treat, Seattle. Curator Catharina Manchanda took us on a media tour of the exhibit, which highlights the work of American Pop Art icons Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldbenburg and Robert Indiana. My favorite piece is from New York artist Mickalene Thomas; 'Hair Portrait' is for sure inspired by Beyonce and Lauryn Hill although she won't say exactly who.

There's a packed calendar of events around Pop Departures and other new SAM exhibits this fall, including Takashi Murakami works at Seattle Asian Art Museum, talks from featured exhibit artists, Warhol movie showings and of course, SAM Remix. Hard to choose just a few favorites, but because I don't want to spoil the exhibit I whittled it down. Enjoy!

Pecan Pie, Claes Oldenburg / The Electric EAT, Robert Indiana

Hair Portrait, Mickalene Thomas

Roy Lichtenstein

Muhammad Ali, Andy Warhol

American Mall, Josephine Meckseper

Pink Panther and St. John the Baptist (back), Jeff Koons

Attila the Hun, Nam June Paik / Untitled (Not Cruel Enough), Barbara Kruger

Vocho, Margarita Cabrera

Pop Departures is on view at the Seattle Art Museum starting Today, October 9th, 2014 - January 11th, 2015. Tickets here