The label "pop artist" was first applied to painter Wayne Thiebaud in the early 1960s, when his everyday items — cakes, pies, and gumball machines — appeared at the same time as Andy Warhol's soup cans and Coke bottles. Warhol and Thiebaud. Thiebaud and Warhol. They were joined at the artistic hip. But where Warhol was making a cutting statement about what America had become (a country united by commercialism), Thiebaud was lionizing the recent past. Instead of subverting convention,... More >>>