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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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Onemizer, Sean 007, Painting

Onemizer

Sean 007, 2020
28 x 28 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,855

Alain Mimouni, Flamber de Pascale, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Flamber de Pascale, 2021
70 x 108 x 5 cm
Painting

$3,091

Fat, Crazy life, Painting

Fat

Crazy life, 2021
110 x 130 x 1 cm
Painting

$3,339

Seaty, Luanda, Painting

Seaty

Luanda, 2019
146 x 114 x 3 cm
Painting

$14,839

Dr. Love, Hope street (a tribute to Banksy), Painting

Dr. Love

Hope street (a tribute to Banksy), 2021
40 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$184 $245

Ciscø, Sad Life, Painting

Ciscø

Sad Life, 2021
9.5 x 18 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$495

Philippe Huart, Cadmium rouge vertige - Vortex 16, Painting

Philippe Huart

Cadmium rouge vertige - Vortex 16, 2019
30 x 30 cm
Painting

$3,091

Monsieur Mollotov, Batman, Painting

Monsieur Mollotov

Batman, 2019
116 x 89 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$3,710

John Matos Crash, Blue too, Painting

John Matos Crash

Blue too, 2012
140 x 120 x 3 cm
Painting

$24,484 $27,204

Money Talk, Circus Money Talk, Painting

Money Talk

Circus Money Talk, 2021
60 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$606

Daru, King Of Cash, Painting

Daru

King Of Cash, 2021
112 x 82 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,720

Nathalie Zelman, Mickey Fashion Victim, Painting

Nathalie Zelman

Mickey Fashion Victim, 2021
60 x 50 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$2,349

Yasen Zgurovski, Bulls and Cows 4, Painting

Yasen Zgurovski

Bulls and Cows 4, 2020
20 x 20 x 2 cm
Painting

$148

Spaco, Police Love, Painting

Spaco

Police Love, 2021
55 x 45 x 2 cm
Painting

$346

Fuh-mi, Wisdom, Painting

Fuh-mi

Wisdom, 2021
109 x 89 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$1,966

Onikize, Wolverine, Painting

Onikize

Wolverine, 2021
119 x 90 x 3 cm
Painting

$742

Marta Zawadzka, Mont-Saint-Michel, Painting

Marta Zawadzka

Mont-Saint-Michel, 2021
120 x 180 x 2 cm
Painting

$4,390

Fabien Novarino, 911 and Pink, Painting

Fabien Novarino

911 and Pink, 2021
80 x 80 x 1 cm
Painting

$2,040

Zott, Peace End Cov, Painting

Zott

Peace End Cov, 2021
97 x 130 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$3,586

Romain Dorez, Monopoly Dollar, Painting

Romain Dorez

Monopoly Dollar, 2021
100 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$680

Yasna Godovanik, The wall of love, Painting

Yasna Godovanik

The wall of love, 2021
70 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

Sold

Edmond Li Bellefroid, Méduse, Painting

Edmond Li Bellefroid

Méduse, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,710

Henry Escobar, Nounours, Painting

Henry Escobar

Nounours, 2021
100 x 81 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,978

Mia Savin, Butterly Love, Painting

Mia Savin

Butterly Love, 2021
30 x 30 x 1 cm
Painting

$223

Nacks, Garfield, Painting

Nacks

Garfield, 2020
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,175

TMM, Tarantino II, Painting

TMM

Tarantino II, 2021
116 x 89 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,226

B.AX, Art Station, Painting

B.AX

Art Station, 2021
80 x 80 cm
Painting

$1,595

Maria De Campos, Jm Basquiat, Painting

Maria De Campos

Jm Basquiat, 2021
162 x 130 x 4 cm
Painting

$8,038

Patrick Cornée, My Louboutins, my Ferrari and me, Painting

Patrick Cornée

My Louboutins, my Ferrari and me, 2021
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,561 $3,957

David Cumps, Flower Power 3, Painting

David Cumps

Flower Power 3, 2020
80 x 70 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,484

Carlos Pun, Mona Lisa Pop Art Series ft. El Barto , Michelin , Kermit the Frog, Rolling Stones, Painting

Carlos Pun

Mona Lisa Pop Art Series ft. El Barto , Michelin , Kermit the Frog, Rolling Stones, 2021
90 x 70 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,700

Cross Magri, Flash, Painting

Cross Magri

Flash, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,669

Joseph, Love Story, Painting

Joseph

Love Story, 2021
70 x 95 x 5 cm
Painting

$3,833

Mr Cute, Candy Crush, Painting

Mr Cute

Candy Crush, 2021
50 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

$804

DB Waterman, Power Flower, Painting

DB Waterman

Power Flower, 2021
80 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

$5,565

Ben Eine, The Devils In The Detail, Painting

Ben Eine

The Devils In The Detail, 2021
70 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

$8,038

Philippe Euger, Happy, Painting

Philippe Euger

Happy, 2021
50 x 50 x 1.7 cm
Painting

$977

Lenz, Girls love writing, Painting

Lenz

Girls love writing, 2018
132 x 86 x 4 cm
Painting

$4,452

Cana, Mire War, Painting

Cana

Mire War, 2021
80 x 80 x 5 cm
Painting

$1,223

Aurélie Jaulin, White Tiger, Painting

Aurélie Jaulin

White Tiger, 2020
80 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,447

Fredi Gertsch, VoguLisi Gallery, Painting

Fredi Gertsch

VoguLisi Gallery, 2021
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,701

Jean-Jacques Venturini, Keith Richards Paper/5, Painting

Jean-Jacques Venturini

Keith Richards Paper/5, 2021
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,237

Ellis, The Dictators, Original, Painting

Ellis

The Dictators, Original, 2021
86 x 86 x 10 cm
Painting

$4,248

Lee Henderson, Patrick, Painting

Lee Henderson

Patrick, 2021
16 x 17 x 1 cm
Painting

$371

Andrew Tosh, Pippo, Painting

Andrew Tosh

Pippo, 2021
50 x 35 cm
Painting

$433

Ben Gulak, Starry Night, Painting

Ben Gulak

Starry Night, 2019
122 x 182 x 3 cm
Painting

$15,457

Brian Smith, Bleu Chanel Glaze, Painting

Brian Smith

Bleu Chanel Glaze, 2021
30.5 x 30.5 cm
Painting

$420

Snath, Steve Mc Queen’s life, Painting

Snath

Steve Mc Queen’s life, 2021
80 x 80 x 3.5 cm
Painting

$1,966

Virginie Schroeder, The Journey Of Mario Bros., Painting

Virginie Schroeder

The Journey Of Mario Bros., 2021
50.8 x 50.8 cm
Painting

$1,680

Rose, Brush Love, Painting

Rose

Brush Love, 2021
50 x 50 x 3 cm
Painting

$334 $371

Robin Burger, Hazen, Painting

Robin Burger

Hazen, 2019
110 x 130 cm
Painting

$3,635

Craig Alan, Populus: Audrey “At First Glance”, Painting

Craig Alan

Populus: Audrey “At First Glance”, 2018
96.5 x 81.3 x 5.1 cm
Painting

$16,000

Isabelle Derecque, Le voleur de pizza!, Painting

Isabelle Derecque

Le voleur de pizza!, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$2,597

Corinne Asseraf, Warhol, Painting

Corinne Asseraf

Warhol, 2021
121.9 x 91.4 x 3.8 cm
Painting

$6,500

Gwenaëlle Soulier, Inupiat, Painting

Gwenaëlle Soulier

Inupiat, 2020
73 x 60 x 1 cm
Painting

$1,422

Pierre Jacob, Warhol Pop Portrait, Painting

Pierre Jacob

Warhol Pop Portrait, 2020
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$4,946

Martín X, Shine On, Painting

Martín X

Shine On, 2017
180 x 130 x 3.5 cm
Painting

$6,801

Rico Sab, Basic sonic, Painting

Rico Sab

Basic sonic, 2021
60 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$346

Egon Karl Nicolaus, Sans titre, Painting

Egon Karl Nicolaus

Sans titre, 1967
65 x 47 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$2,411

Dourone, Marie 00:00,02, Painting

Dourone

Marie 00:00,02, 2019
100 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

$4,946

Amy Nelder, Bigger than Warhol, Painting

Amy Nelder

Bigger than Warhol, 2020
50.8 x 50.8 cm
Painting

$6,500

Sharp, Moses 1467, Painting

Sharp

Moses 1467, 2009
183 x 122 cm
Painting

$6,183

Alice Laverty, Apart Head, Painting

Alice Laverty

Apart Head, 2018
73 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,091

Yves Henry, Lover Wolf, Painting

Yves Henry

Lover Wolf, 2021
110 x 110 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,586

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