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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.

Collector’s Guide: Collecting Paintings

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Daru, Alice au pays de Chanel, Painting

Daru

Alice au pays de Chanel, 2021
113 x 73 x 4 cm
Painting

$2,371 $2,635

DN, Surf Picsou Hermès 2, Painting

DN

Surf Picsou Hermès 2, 2020
92 x 52 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,367

Lis Sam, Painting to Dream Wood Chanel, Painting

Lis Sam

Painting to Dream Wood Chanel, 2021
46 x 38 x 1.5 cm
Painting

$577

Philarthrop, Crumpled wine label - Petrus #4, Painting

Philarthrop

Crumpled wine label - Petrus #4, 2021
22 x 22 x 3.5 cm
Painting

$314

Vidiz, Tomato, Painting

Vidiz

Tomato, 2021
82 x 41 x 3 cm
Painting

$439

Edu Danesi, Angel bardot, Painting

Edu Danesi

Angel bardot, 2021
120 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,136

Shelby, Love street art, Painting

Shelby

Love street art, 2021
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,936 $3,262

Muriel Charbonnier, La Machine, Painting

Muriel Charbonnier

La Machine, 2021
80 x 80 cm
Painting

$2,898

Mr. Brainwash, Balloon Girl, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Balloon Girl, 2020
76.2 x 55.9 cm
Painting

$13,800

tizlu, Pandora's Box, Painting

tizlu

Pandora's Box, 2021
120 x 52 x 1 cm
Painting

$6,022

Marta Zawadzka, Sunlight, Painting

Marta Zawadzka

Sunlight, 2021
120 x 160 x 2 cm
Painting

$4,328

Fat, MR Monopoly, Painting

Fat

MR Monopoly, 2020
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,072

PyB, Serge Gainsbourg, Painting

PyB

Serge Gainsbourg, 2021
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$201

Tristan Wu, Contaminated, Painting

Tristan Wu

Contaminated, 2020
120 x 80 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$1,505

Alice de Miramon, Le bas du soir, Painting

Alice de Miramon

Le bas du soir, 2019
38 x 28 cm
Painting

$1,255

Carole Caplan, Iconic Keith, Painting

Carole Caplan

Iconic Keith, 2021
52 x 52 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,505

Olivier DeGroote, Skateboard Deck LV Louis Vuitton Color biface, Painting

Olivier DeGroote

Skateboard Deck LV Louis Vuitton Color biface, 2021
81 x 21 x 1 cm
Painting

$690

Robert Sgarra, Street art, Painting

Robert Sgarra

Street art, 2021
203 x 88 x 5 cm
Painting

$6,273

Carlos Pun, Friends for Life ft. Mickey Mouse and Donal Duck, Painting

Carlos Pun

Friends for Life ft. Mickey Mouse and Donal Duck, 2021
90 x 70 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,450

Fabien Novarino, Ever BB, Painting

Fabien Novarino

Ever BB, 2020
130 x 90 x 4.5 cm
Painting

$3,764

Cross Magri, Mickey thinks, Painting

Cross Magri

Mickey thinks, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,756

Cross Magri, Dali, Painting

Cross Magri

Dali, 2021
150 x 150 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,258 $2,509

Gomor, Flower, Painting

Gomor

Flower, 2021
30 x 30 x 5 cm
Painting

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Alejandro Moretti, The Molecules Of Spring, Painting

Alejandro Moretti

The Molecules Of Spring, 2021
75 x 90 x 1.5 cm
Painting

$627 $1,568

Yasna Godovanik, I Will Love You Forever, Painting

Yasna Godovanik

I Will Love You Forever, 2021
100 x 70 x 1.5 cm
Painting

$895 $1,568

Patrick Cornée, Amy Winehouse, Time, Pink version, Painting

Patrick Cornée

Amy Winehouse, Time, Pink version, 2021
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,823 $3,136

Nacks, Mr Monop'pollie, Painting

Nacks

Mr Monop'pollie, 2020
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,317

Louis Stecken, Visage dans l'herbe III, Painting

Louis Stecken

Visage dans l'herbe III, 2021
40 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$401

Art Vladi, Jaguar, Painting

Art Vladi

Jaguar, 2021
56 x 46 x 5 cm
Painting

$2,760

Simone De Rosa, Gucci and Love, Painting

Simone De Rosa

Gucci and Love, 2021
70 x 50 x 1.5 cm
Painting

$452 $502

OverSide, Warhol - OverSide X Sun7, Painting

OverSide

Warhol - OverSide X Sun7, 2020
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$7,527

Le Closier, Ramones, Painting

Le Closier

Ramones, 2021
76 x 76 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,568

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Le Boxeur, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Le Boxeur, 2020
150 x 120 x 4 cm
Painting

$6,273

And Wot, Mickey Says..., Painting

And Wot

Mickey Says..., 2020
100 x 75 cm
Painting

$1,968

David Cumps, Tulip power, Painting

David Cumps

Tulip power, 2020
100 x 120 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$3,136

FOV, Mario, Painting

FOV

Mario, 2020
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,262

La Pointe, Love, Painting

La Pointe

Love, 2021
100 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

$753

Art By Twins, Money for good cause, Painting

Art By Twins

Money for good cause, 2021
60 x 120 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,885

Illegalartbusiness, The smell of money, Painting

Illegalartbusiness

The smell of money, 2021
22 x 30 x 1 cm
Painting

$1,004

Cynthia Coulombe-Bégin, Only Love, Painting

Cynthia Coulombe-Bégin

Only Love, 2021
40.6 x 40.6 cm
Painting

$770

Stikki Peaches, L'autre king (Johnny Hallyday), Painting

Stikki Peaches

L'autre king (Johnny Hallyday), 2018
121.9 x 121.9 cm
Painting

$6,524

Bernard Saint-Maxent, L'échelle, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

L'échelle, 2021
40 x 40 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,882

Edyta Grzyb, Mickey Dreams, Painting

Edyta Grzyb

Mickey Dreams, 2016
60 x 40 cm
Painting

$1,882

Marion Duschletta, Brigitte Dreams, Painting

Marion Duschletta

Brigitte Dreams, 2021
20.3 x 20.3 cm
Painting

$280

Ian Philip, Stormtrooper Business, Painting

Ian Philip

Stormtrooper Business, 2020
7.5 x 13.5 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$361 $401

Virginie Schroeder, I'm out of love, Painting

Virginie Schroeder

I'm out of love, 2017
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,638

Manzur Karger, Golden Pills1, Painting

Manzur Karger

Golden Pills1, 2020
90 x 70 cm
Painting

$10,037

Elena Khasanova, Red scarf, Painting

Elena Khasanova

Red scarf, 2020
60 x 50 cm
Painting

$565 $627

Filippo Imbrighi, On thin ice - Brigitte Bardot, Painting

Filippo Imbrighi

On thin ice - Brigitte Bardot, 2018
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,631

Linas Liandzbergis, Sakura Blossom Season, Painting

Linas Liandzbergis

Sakura Blossom Season, 2019
80 x 60 cm
Painting

$2,823

Guive Khosravi, The incrédible Windsor, Painting

Guive Khosravi

The incrédible Windsor, 2020
100 x 100 x 5 cm
Painting

$8,155

Onemizer, Twinky Winky, Painting

Onemizer

Twinky Winky, 2020
20 x 20 cm
Painting

$1,882

Zed, Mais pète donc non de dieu, Painting

Zed

Mais pète donc non de dieu, 2020
7.5 x 13.5 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$282 $314

Alain Mimouni, Pink Chanel, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Pink Chanel, 2020
60 x 130 x 6 cm
Painting

$2,885

Yome, Grosminet, Painting

Yome

Grosminet, 2020
80 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,509

Bruno Giquel, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Painting

Bruno Giquel

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2021
60 x 40 cm
Painting

$433

Abva, Now Sit Back and Relax, Painting

Abva

Now Sit Back and Relax, 2020
45 x 45 x 8 cm
Painting

$1,631

Rose, Dots, Painting

Rose

Dots, 2021
29 x 29 x 1 cm
Painting

$188

Poulain, Disco-Christ, Painting

Poulain

Disco-Christ, 2020
55 x 46 x 3 cm
Painting

$627

Virginia Benedicto, Elda, Painting

Virginia Benedicto

Elda, 2021
50 x 50 x 1 cm
Painting

$1,568

Stéphane Gautier, Handmade Fashion Dark, Painting

Stéphane Gautier

Handmade Fashion Dark, 2021
40 x 30 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,004

Sean Ward, Marilyn Monroe, Painting

Sean Ward

Marilyn Monroe, 2018
61 x 61 x 5.1 cm
Painting

$950

Jean-Jacques Deleval, Sans titre, Painting

Jean-Jacques Deleval

Sans titre, 2011
129 x 96.5 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$5,646

Jeongho Lee, On the Road, Painting

Jeongho Lee

On the Road, 2021
35.4 x 25 x 0.05 cm
Painting

$220

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