Funk

An art movement in the 1950’s and 60’s that grew from a reaction against abstract expressionism. In California, the Funk Art movement was embraced by clay artists who were instrumental in moving clay from it’s traditionally functionally role to that of a sculptural art form. Artists often combined a play on words (puns), the popular culture and their own environments as inspiration for their often humorous imagery.

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