First extensive monograph on Kiki Kogelnik, a real must-have about one of the most important Austrian born female Pop Art artists
Kiki Kogelnik (1935–1997) is one of the most important Austrian born artists of the 20th century who lived and worked on an international level. She is considered the only Austrian protagonist of Pop Art, although her art goes far beyond this categorization. Kogelnik’s playful, colorful, and highly political work ranges from paintings, drawings, ceramics and installations to performative practices, and has an astonishing topicality in terms of its subject matter. Already in the early 1960s, she addressed topics such as gender equality, medical ethics, the digital era or a sustainable lifestyle in her art—questions that are highly present in today’s daily discourses.
Kiki Kogelnik (1935–1997) was an Austrian painter, sculptor and printmaker. Born in southern Austria, she studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and moved to New York City in 1961 where she joined a close-knit group of artists that included Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Kogelnik is considered Austria's most important pop-related artist, despite having been known to take issue with being considered part of the pop art movement.