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Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958-1968 by Glenn Holsten, 1997 Pew Fellow in the Arts, is the first film to examine, in depth, the works of female Pop artists and their place within and contributions to art during the late 50s and better part of the 60s. The film focuses exclusively on some of this decade's most innovative artists whose works have largely been overshadowed by their high-profile male contemporaries. Artists featured in the film include Marisol Escobar, whose 1963 "John Wayne" sculpture, was commissioned by Life magazine for an issue on movies, and Yayoi Kusama, who continues to create groundbreaking art with her trademark hallucinatory polka-dot motifs. Niki de Saint Phalle, Chryssa Vardea and Rosalyn Drexler are among the other artists featured in the documentary. Women Pop Artists highlights over 50 works -- some not seen publicly in 40 years.