capitalist realism

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly coined in 1963 when it was used as the title of an exhibition in Düsseldorf by Gerhardt Richter, Sigmar Polke and Konrad Fischer-Lueg.

Noun[edit]

capitalist realism (uncountable)

  1. (art) A pop art movement that is an allusion to socialist realism.
  2. (art) A satirical reference to pop.

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