Pop Art in Seattle

On October 9 the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is set to roll out "Pop Departures," a big new exhibit on Pop artists from the 1960s through the 1980s. 

In anticipation of the event Hotel Max has transformed its lobby into a Pop art gallery displaying original works by the very same Pop masters featured in the museum exhibition including one of the most iconic images in Pop, “Campbell’s Soup Can I – Vegetable (F&S 48),” a serigraph from 1968, by the artist most synonymous with the genre, Andy Warhol.

In addition to the famous soup can, Hotel Max’s lobby will showcase one of Andy Warhol’s “Flowers” from 1964 and several more recent works by world-renowned Pop artists featured in the SAM show, including “Money (With Space Between),” a 13 color lithograph screen print by from 1994 by John Baldessari; “Balloon Dog (Blue),” a limited edition fine porcelain plate by Jeff Koons from 2003; and “Five Flavored Fannie” a 2006 color lithograph by Mel Ramos. All five works will be on display through January 11, 2015 when the SAM “Pop Departures” show closes.

Hotel Max is also offering art lovers a "Go Pop" getaway package that paris a stay at the downtown hotel with tickets to the exhibition and craft cocktails. Guests will stay overnight at Hotel Max and receive two tickets to the SAM “Pop Departures” exhibition, a $25 gift certificate to the SAM gift shop, a 2 p.m. late checkout and two All Tomorrow’s Parties cocktails at Miller’s Guild.

Developed specifically for the package, the All Tomorrow’s Parties is a nod to a song from the Velvet Underground. The cocktail is a banana daiquiri made with house aged Agricole rhum, inspired by Warhol’s cover art for the Velvet Underground’s debut album, “The Velvet Underground and Nico.”