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Pop Art Painting

Pop Art comes from the term “popular art" and refers to the art movement that first appeared in the UK during the 1950s, before spreading across the world. Pop Art has not only influenced the visual arts (collage, sculpture...) but has also had an impact on music and fashion

Among the many technological revolutions that have touched the history of painting, one of the most significant is certainly acrylic painting, a paint made from a combination of pigments, resin and turpentine. In comparison with traditional oil paint, acrylic has numerous advantages: it dries incredibly quickly, doesn't need varnish and is highly durable. Several Pop Art artists preferred using this more modern paint.

The popularization of silk screening, a stencil printing technique, also contributed to Pop Art's success. Examples of American Pop Art are often printed in series (using silk screen printing or other techniques) and created using a range of innovative industrial processes. These innovations were initially largely discredited and even subject to scorn until two key figures of the Pop Art movement emerged and helped promote these techniques.

Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein were among the pioneers to openly express their preference for these new methods. By appropriating these techniques, which had once been exclusively used in an industrial context, the two major Pop Art figures revolutionized the art world. Contemporary painting had been popularized since and an artwork's value is no longer measured by its rarity or by the subject depicted.

American Pop Art turned its back on a long artistic tradition and paved the away for post-modern contemporary art, taking everyday objects from mass culture as its subjects (Campbell's soup, Coca-Cola). Subjects were intentionally chosen because they were banal, popular and ordinary.

To reinforce the movement's drastic break from the Fine Arts and its traditional subject matter, artists worked with a bright color palette, essentially using primary colors: red, yellow and blue. The use of vivid colors can be found in dozens, if not hundreds of kitsch Pop Art paintings.

The movement was critical of consumer society and often ironically used famous figures from popular culture to convey their criticism (Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, Mickey Mouse, Audrey Hepburn). These illustrations, which are reminiscent of advertisements or comic strips, are characterized by their use of very simple lines and minimalist details.

The desire to desacralize art is also reminiscent of the ideas of Dada or Marcel Duchamp's avant-gardism. However, for American and British Pop Art, their main goal was to ensure that culture was made accessible to the largest number of people possible. The Pop style made its mark very quickly and simultaneously created a new style of painting. Pop Art's philosophy emphasizes the power of images, the industrialized consumer society's new fetish. Nonetheless, from the 1970s onwards, many of the movement's artists decided to abandon Pop Art for other protest art movements.

On Artsper you can explore a range of Pop Art paintings from both well-known contemporary Pop Art artists as well as emerging artists. Some of the greatest painters of Pop Art include: James Rosenquist, David Salle, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselman, and David Hockney.

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Daru, Lucky Vip, Painting

Daru

Lucky Vip, 2021
100 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,350

Vidiz, Minimicha, Painting

Vidiz

Minimicha, 2021
110 x 51 x 3 cm
Painting

$670

Dr. Love, Classic Haring (a tribute to Haring), Painting

Dr. Love

Classic Haring (a tribute to Haring), 2021
30 x 40 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$106

Spaco, Louis Vuitton colors, Painting

Spaco

Louis Vuitton colors, 2021
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$215

Shelby, Square Love (Banksy X Keith Haring), Painting

Shelby

Square Love (Banksy X Keith Haring), 2021
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,111

Fabien Novarino, Steve drives 911, Painting

Fabien Novarino

Steve drives 911, 2020
80 x 80 x 1 cm
Painting

$1,974

Money Talk, Girl like diamonds, Painting

Money Talk

Girl like diamonds, 2021
70 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,017

David Cumps, Alfons millionnaire, Painting

David Cumps

Alfons millionnaire, 2021
60 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,137

Julie Galiay, Glossy Lips, Painting

Julie Galiay

Glossy Lips, 2021
80 x 65 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,615

OverSide, Basquiat, Painting

OverSide

Basquiat, 2021
130 x 130 x 2.8 cm
Painting

$3,470

Jean-Philippe Berger, Rêve de cocotiers, Painting

Jean-Philippe Berger

Rêve de cocotiers, 2021
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

$766

Yasna Godovanik, Love One Another, Painting

Yasna Godovanik

Love One Another, 2021
100 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,544

Caroline  Maurel, En attendant l'été, Painting

Caroline Maurel

En attendant l'été, 2020
61 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,273

Onemizer, Cafard, Painting

Onemizer

Cafard, 2021
20 x 20 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,496

JP Vergnaud, Sans titre 5, Painting

JP Vergnaud

Sans titre 5, 2021
130 x 97 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,424

PyB, Dino Basquiat, Painting

PyB

Dino Basquiat, 2021
40 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$335

Arsen, Pop tomato, Painting

Arsen

Pop tomato, 2021
66.5 x 41.5 x 5.5 cm
Painting

$1,023 $1,137

María José Franco Maldonado, Sol Rosa 5. From "SOL" Series, (Framed), Painting

María José Franco Maldonado

Sol Rosa 5. From "SOL" Series, (Framed), 2021
66 x 50 x 0.3 cm
Painting

$1,000

Ellie Hesse, Jungle Jive (Jungle Book), Painting

Ellie Hesse

Jungle Jive (Jungle Book), 2021
80 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

$3,483

Daniela Pasqualini, Bright Love, Painting

Daniela Pasqualini

Bright Love, 2021
30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm
Painting

$500

Henry Escobar, All-star 01, Painting

Henry Escobar

All-star 01, 2021
100 x 81 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,914

Socrate, Chanel Marilyn, Painting

Socrate

Chanel Marilyn, 2021
60 x 50 x 5 cm
Painting

$2,261

DN, Super Dollard, Painting

DN

Super Dollard, 2020
100 x 70 cm
Painting

$1,197

Fat, Métro Skate Bart, Painting

Fat

Métro Skate Bart, 2021
45 x 23 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,017

Romain Dorez, Mickey en ballade, Painting

Romain Dorez

Mickey en ballade, 2017
80 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

$479

Alea Pinar Du Pre, Bunny Girl, Painting

Alea Pinar Du Pre

Bunny Girl, 2021
155 x 100 x 5 cm
Painting

$8,974

Cécile Boceno, Toute une histoire, Painting

Cécile Boceno

Toute une histoire, 2021
120 x 150 x 3 cm
Painting

$4,786

Karl Lagasse, Encore & Encore, Painting

Karl Lagasse

Encore & Encore, 2021
40 x 50 x 1 cm
Painting

$113,672

Erró, Hommage à Picasso, Painting

Erró

Hommage à Picasso, 2021
54 x 78 x 3 cm
Painting

$14,957

Le Closier, Amy (blue), Painting

Le Closier

Amy (blue), 2021
91 x 76 x 1.5 cm
Painting

$1,496

Nacks, Donald panther the street, Painting

Nacks

Donald panther the street, 2021
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,197

cObo, Love Children, Painting

cObo

Love Children, 2021
30 x 21 x 3 cm
Painting

$479

Monsengo Shula, Van Gogh Noir, Painting

Monsengo Shula

Van Gogh Noir, 2018
122 x 100 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$7,778

Menashe Kadishman, Purple Sheep, Painting

Menashe Kadishman

Purple Sheep, 1990
79 x 59 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,400

Alaa Abou Shaheen, Untitled 84, Painting

Alaa Abou Shaheen

Untitled 84, 2021
40 x 40 cm
Painting

$1,250

Anthony Ferrero (Wear One), Girafe, Painting

Anthony Ferrero (Wear One)

Girafe, 2020
80 x 60 x 1 cm
Painting

$538

Louis Stecken, Femme dans un fauteuil rouge, Painting

Louis Stecken

Femme dans un fauteuil rouge, 2021
73 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

Sold

Ravi, Tagueur Coeur, Painting

Ravi

Tagueur Coeur, 2021
23 x 23 x 2 cm
Painting

$162 $179

Our recommendations Wawapod, Smile, Painting

Wawapod

Smile, 2020
50 x 50 cm
Painting

$1,496

David Gerstein, Monument for the 20th century - Paper Cut, Painting

David Gerstein

Monument for the 20th century - Paper Cut, 2007
100 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

2,500 - $ 5,000

Isabelle Pelletane, Vegetal Land 2, Painting

Isabelle Pelletane

Vegetal Land 2, 2021
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$808 $897

Pierre Jacob, Peanut and love, Painting

Pierre Jacob

Peanut and love, 2020
60 x 40 x 1 cm
Painting

$951

Sinao, Playboy, Painting

Sinao

Playboy, 2021
120 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

$14,359

Irina Samobrod, Art Shopping, Painting

Irina Samobrod

Art Shopping, 2009
120 x 120 cm
Painting

$1,436

Patrick Cambolin, "Le verre de vin" rose, Painting

Patrick Cambolin

"Le verre de vin" rose, 2019
60 x 50 x 0.5 cm
Painting

$1,017

Jayboost, Cherry, Painting

Jayboost

Cherry, 2021
50 x 50 x 3 cm
Painting

$706

Rose, Flowery Love, Painting

Rose

Flowery Love, 2021
40 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$359

RF, Oh Man, Painting

RF

Oh Man, 2021
50.8 x 50.8 cm
Painting

$590

Shorty'man, Tatoo mous3, Painting

Shorty'man

Tatoo mous3, 2021
90 x 65 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,197

Jean-Jacques André, R 001, Painting

Jean-Jacques André

R 001, 2014
100 x 63 x 1 cm
Painting

$778

Nicole Leidenfrost, Blaue Wald, Painting

Nicole Leidenfrost

Blaue Wald, 2021
10 x 10 cm
Painting

$515

Moshe Leider, Abstract, Painting

Moshe Leider

Abstract, 2017
110 x 90 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$900

Lu Mourelle, Cidalia, Painting

Lu Mourelle

Cidalia, 2019
70 x 70 cm
Painting

$3,434

M. Garcia, Mr.Basquiat, Painting

M. Garcia

Mr.Basquiat, 2021
35 x 27 x 2 cm
Painting

$658

Jeeper, David and Steve, Painting

Jeeper

David and Steve, 2021
78 x 58 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,675

Melanie Tiongson, The one with the house, Painting

Melanie Tiongson

The one with the house, 2021
15.2 x 15.2 cm
Painting

$210

Andrea Berthel, Canned Koi Consumption/The Shopping Queen, Painting

Andrea Berthel

Canned Koi Consumption/The Shopping Queen, 2020
100 x 100 cm
Painting

$5,863

Hélène Deghilage, Impasse, Painting

Hélène Deghilage

Impasse, 2016
150 x 205 x 4 cm
Painting

$7,179

Abraham Aronovitch, KO or Chaos ?, Painting

Abraham Aronovitch

KO or Chaos ?, 2021
81 x 116 cm
Painting

$4,188

Uli Fischer, Funny twisted, Painting

Uli Fischer

Funny twisted, 2018
120 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$14,239

Walterio Iraheta, Anatomy Lesson, Painting

Walterio Iraheta

Anatomy Lesson, 2016
175 x 220 x 5 cm
Painting

$19,000

Mlovney, Greed, Painting

Mlovney

Greed, 2021
50 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$8,376

B.Lyne, Puis je l'avoir ?, Painting

B.Lyne

Puis je l'avoir ?, 2021
30 x 43 x 3 cm
Painting

$235 $275

François d'Izarny, Atelier Picasso, Painting

François d'Izarny

Atelier Picasso, 2010
178 x 178 x 7 cm
Painting

$24,530

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