Pop Art

Pop Art

Pop art was a mid-20th-century art movement that celebrated popular culture and everyday objects through vibrant and bold imagery.

Originating in the mid-1950s in Britain and later in the 1950s in the United States, pop art achieved its peak during the 1960s. It started as a rebellion against prevailing artistic and cultural norms, as well as conventional notions of art. A new generation of artists, including Andy Warhol and Richard Hamilton, found the teachings of art schools and the contents of museums disconnected from their daily experiences and the world around them. Instead, they turned to a diverse array of sources like Hollywood films, advertising, product design, popular music, and comic books to draw inspiration for their creative expressions.

34 results found for "Pop Art"

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George Condo

American artist George Condo was part of the it-crowd in 1980s New York, hanging out at Andy Warhold’s factory. He blends Surrealism, Cubism and Pop Art to paint his own weird and wonderful world.

George Condo
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Actual Size: Explained

Ed Ruscha has spent his life toying with everyday words and objects – from roadside gas stations and billboards to the Hollywood sign. Featuring the SPAM logo and tin, Actual Size is one of his most iconic artworks. Here’s how a strange, satirical painting captured the essence of America.

Actual Size: Explained
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Rethinking Reality with George Condo

Condo coined two terms to describe his radical art style – artificial realism and psychological realism.

Rethinking Reality with George Condo
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Bridging the gap: how 50 years of hip-hop has changed the artworld

This is the story all about how hip-hop and art have propelled each other to global domination. From graffiti on the streets of the Bronx to record breaking auction results, hip-hop giants continue to make waves in the artworld.

Bridging the gap: how 50 years of hip-hop has changed the artworld
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What is silkscreen printing?

A printmaker takes a break from crafting world class editions at Make-Ready to guide us through the fundamentals, foibles and speculative future of screen printing and serigraphy.

What is silkscreen printing?
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The story behind the KIDS SEE GHOSTS album cover

How Takashi Murakami transformed his painting Manji-Fuji into the perfect album cover for Kid Cudi and Kanye West’s joint project, KIDS SEE GHOSTS.

The story behind the KIDS SEE GHOSTS album cover
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Elizabeth Peyton

Since the birth of art, humans have painted themselves. But what do portraits mean today? And how do they continue to capture precious moments of history?

Elizabeth Peyton
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Ed Ruscha

Meet Ed Ruscha, the American Pop artist who fell in love with gas stations on a road trip to Los Angeles in the 1950s.

Ed Ruscha
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Andy Warhol

Born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol was a pioneer of the American Pop Art movement. His work is widely recognised for its iconic colourful style — mixing contemporary art with celebrity culture and consumer goods.

Andy Warhol
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Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha (he/him) was born in 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Aged 19 he moved to Los Angeles where he still lives and works today. 

Ed Ruscha
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George Condo

George Condo (he/him) was born in New Hampshire in 1957. In 1979, he moved to New York City where he continues to live and work.

George Condo
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Takeru Amano

Takeru Amano (he/him) was born in 1977 in Tokyo, Japan. He currently lives and works in Tokyo.

Takeru Amano
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Brian Calvin

Brian Calvin was born in 1969 in Visalia, California. He now lives and works in Ojai, California.

Brian Calvin
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Bäst

Michael “Bäst” Polimeni (he/him) was born in Coney Island, New York in 1970. He lived in Brooklyn until his death in 2021, and spent many years working at nearby JFK Airport.

Bäst
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Rooo Lou

Rooo Lou was born in Osaka, Japan in 1988. He lives and works in Tokyo.

Rooo Lou
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Parra

Parra (he/him) was born in 1976 in Maastricht, and now lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Parra
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Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris was born in London, England in 1967, and raised in Rhode Island, USA. She’s now based in New York, working from her studio in Long Island City.

Sarah Morris
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Face Oka

Face Oka was born in 1984 in Tokyo, Japan, where he continues to live and work.

Face Oka
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Hyangmok Baik

Hyangmok Baik (he/him) was born in 1990 in Seoul, where he continues to live and work.

Hyangmok Baik
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TIDE

Japanese artist TIDE, real name Tatsuhiro Ide, was born in 1984 and currently lives and works in Tokyo.

TIDE
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Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene Thomas (she/her) was born in 1971 in New Jersey, United States and is now based in Brooklyn.

Mickalene Thomas
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Christian Rex van Minnen

Christian Rex van Minnen (he/him) was born in 1980 in Rhode Island and lived in numerous US cities such as Denver, Los Angeles and Colorado, before settling in Brooklyn, New York.

Christian Rex van Minnen
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Adriana Oliver

Spanish artist Adriana Oliver, born 1990, currently lives and works a short distance from Barcelona.

Adriana Oliver
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Hassan Hajjaj

Hassan Hajjaj was born in 1961 in Larache, Morocco, and now lives and works in London, UK.

Hassan Hajjaj
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Hebru Brantley

Hebru Brantley was born in 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. He now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Hebru Brantley
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Haroshi

Haroshi was born in 1978 in Tokyo, Japan, where he continues to live and work.

Haroshi
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Tomokazu Matsuyama

Tomokazu Matsuyama was born in 1976 in Japan and is now based in Brooklyn, New York.

Tomokazu Matsuyama
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Paul Insect

Paul Insect (he/him) was born in 1971 in the south east of England. He now lives and works in London.

Paul Insect
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Gaia (Black Marble)

Archetypal heroes and Pop Art codes converge in Hebru Brantley’s empowering Afrofuturism.Gaia, a personification of Mother Earth and embodiment of good fortune, belongs to a cast of instantly recognisable characters who have become synonymous with the artist’s practice.Realised in two separate parts and accompanied by a twin edition in white, each sculpture is carved from black Portoro marble – representing the artist’s first-ever work in the medium.

Gaia (Black Marble)
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Gaia (White Marble)

Archetypal heroes and Pop Art codes converge in Hebru Brantley’s empowering Afrofuturism.Gaia, a personification of Mother Earth and embodiment of good fortune, belongs to a cast of instantly recognisable characters who have become synonymous with the artist’s practice.Realised in two separate parts and accompanied by a twin edition in black, each sculpture is carved from white Statuario marble - representing the artist’s first-ever work in the medium.

Gaia (White Marble)
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3 THE HARD WAY

Hebru Brantley draws inspiration from comic books and pop art to create empowering, afrofuturist visions. The artist says: “3 THE HARD WAY portrays the concept of standing together to fight a system of racism and violence against the Black community — because we are stronger together.”

3 THE HARD WAY
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Billy Big Ears

Super Future Kid embodies millennial nostalgia with her trippy takes on classic Pop Art codes. She draws inspiration from the video games, music, toys and internet era that defined her childhood.In her 2021 limited print edition, titled Billy Big Ears, Super Future Kid combines technicolour hues and cartoon-like imagery with surreal compositions that play with depth and perception. Each edition is signed by the artist.Super Future Kid's Billy Big Ears has sold out. The good news? We will release new editions by Super Future Kid in the future, available to buy online at Avant Arte.

Billy Big Ears

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.