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Far from being purely the reserve of the American and British art scene, the Pop movement spanned the globe at a time when countries were reeling not only from the mass production of cultural and consumer objects, but also from the fallout from WWII, conflicts like the Vietnam War, and the rise of Communism. In this social and political climate, artists were uniquely placed to satirise and critique politicians, film stars, and even other artists, using humour, sex and innovation to provoke, parody and reflect.
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