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Anyone who walks through the International Pop show at the Walker Art Center will come to a large white canvas marked with a number of black splotches.

It's not an ink blot test, but a portrait of President John F. Kennedy that demonstrates the power of pop art.

"There's no face," Walker Curator Bart Ryan said. "It's just a black silhouette with a tie and a finger pointing."

Yet, with the shape of the hair, and the set of the shoulders it's definitely the iconic president. The portrait by Italian artist Sergio Lombardo is classic pop art, an artistic image drawn from popular culture to pack a punch.

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