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Hommage á Oppenheimer György Kemény


György Kemény Budapest, 1936 –

Date ca. 1967-1968
Object type object
Medium, technique fibreboard, collage, photo collage, object collage (assemblage)

140 × 100 × 10 cm

Inventory number MM2016.9
Collection Contemporary Collection
On view Hungarian National Gallery Building D, Third Floor, Shifts – 20th Century art after 1945

György Kemény, who started out as a graphic artist in the 1960s, was the most consistent Hungarian representative of pop art in the 1960s, producing posters, object collages, objects, and panel paintings. Hommage à Oppenheimer is a complex collage in which Kemény combined photographs cut out of magazines (mainly Paris Match, which was available in Hungary at the time) with a variety of colourful objects. The result was a wryly humorous pop icon that “paid tribute” to the father of the atomic bomb, Robert Oppenheimer, who had died in 1967.

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