"Drowning Girl", 1963. Roy Lichtenstein.
"Drowning Girl", 1963. Roy Lichtenstein.
The hot-button issue of its day generates unbridled passions from speakers and listeners alike during this hair-raising argument at the Museum of Modern Art on December 30, 1962. Hear curator Henry Geldzahler duke it out with critics Hilton Kramer, Dore Ashton, Leo Steinberg and Stanley Kunitz over whether or not Pop is art worthy of display in the museum. Historian Peter Selz does his best to moderate.