Paul Thek

(movement, late 1950's-present)

In the late 1950s, artists who were starting to use junk materials or "the leftovers of human experience," as Kienholz called it, were described as "funky"—or bad-smelling. Funk artists reacted against Abstract Expressionism, which they considered too removed from humanity. They sought to bring the contemporary art scene back to including some realism and social responsibility.


Artists Funk Art :

  • con – the

Conner, Bruce
Forest, Roy de
Herms, George
Kienholz, Edward
Samaras, Lucas
Self, Colin
Thek, Paul

Funk Art


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