Artist interviews

Isabel Oliver Beauty Products(from the series The Woman) 1970–3

Isabel Oliver
Beauty Products (from the series The Woman) 1970–3
Private collection
© Isabel Oliver

Revealing each artist’s choice of subjects and sources, their influences and awareness of the global reach of pop, the following interviews reveal why artists in different parts of the world turned to this new artistic language to challenge artistic and political orthodoxies. Tales of discrimination, censorship and dismissal parallel accounts of critical and commercial success, testifying to the provocative and contradictory aspects of pop and its deeply fraught history.