PPop Art - An art movement and style that had its origins in England in the 1950s and made its way to the United States during the 1960s. Pop artists have focused attention upon familiar images of the popular culture such as billboards, comic strips, magazine advertisements, and supermarket products. Leading exponents are Richard Hamilton (British, 1922-), Andy Warhol (American, 1928?1930?-1987), Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), Claes Oldenburg (American, 1929-), Jasper Johns (American, 1930-), and Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-).

 

Examples of Pop Art:

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Wayne Thiebaud (American, 1920-)

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightRichard Hamilton (English, 1922-), Interior II, 1964, oil, cellulose paint and collage on board, 121.9 x 162.6 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftRichard Hamilton, The Solomon R. Guggenheim (Neapolitan), 1965-6, fiberglass and cellulose relief, 121.9 x 121.9 x 17.8 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightRichard Hamilton, Picasso's Meninas, 1973, etching on paper, image 57.0 x 49.0 cm, Tate Gallery, London. This is Hamilton's version of Pablo Picasso's painting after see thumbnail to leftVelasquez's (Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velasquez, Spanish, 1599-1660) The Family of Philip IV, or "The Maids of Honor (Las Meninas)", oil on canvas, (318 x 276 cm), Prado Museum, Madrid. See Baroque, Cubism, and genre.

 

 

Richard Artschwager (American, 1923-)

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightRoy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), Mustard on White, 1963, Magnacolor on Plexiglass, 80.0 x 94.0 x 5.1 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

see thumbnail aboveRoy Lichtenstein, Whaam!, 1963, acrylic and oil on canvas, 172.7 x 406.4 cm, Tate Gallery, London. You may wish to see a preparatory drawing for this painting, 14.9 x 30.5 cm, Tate Gallery, London. See benday.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightRoy Lichtenstein, from "Ten Works by Ten Painters", Sandwich and Soda, 1964, screenprint on acetate, 48.5 x 58.4 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftRoy Lichtenstein, Vicki, 1964, enamel on steel, 42 x 42 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightRoy Lichtenstein, Brushstroke, 1965, screenprint on paper, image: 56.5 x 72.4 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftRoy Lichtenstein, Explosion, 1965-6, lithograph on paper, 56.2 x 43.5 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightRoy Lichtenstein, Wall Explosion II, 1965, enamel on steel relief, 170.2 x 188.0 x 10.2 cm, 110 kg, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightRoy Lichtenstein, The Melody Haunts my Reverie, 1965, oil on canvas, Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftRoy Lichtenstein, Untitled (Paper Plate), 1969, screenprint on paper, 26.4 x 26.4 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightRoy Lichtenstein, Stepping Out, 1978, oil and Magna on canvas, 86 x 70 inches (218.4 x 177.8 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

Larry Rivers (American, 1923-2002)

 

 

George Segal (American, 1924-2000)

 

 

Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-), Satellite, 1955, combine painting, 79 3/8 x 43 1/4 x 5 5/8 inches (201.6 x 109.9 x 14.3 cm), Whitney Museum of American Art, NY. See aleatory and collage.

 

 

Alex Katz (American, 1927-)

 


see thumbnail to leftRobert Indiana (born Robert Clark, American, 1928-), LOVE, 1966, oil on canvas, 71 7/8 x 71 7/8 inches, Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN. See text.

 

 

Claes Oldenburg (American, born Sweden, 1929-), Two Cheeseburgers with Everything (Dual Hamburgers), 1962, [44 k,] burlap soaked in plaster, painted with enamel, 7 x 14 3/4 x 8 5/8 inches, Museum of Modern Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftClaes Oldenburg, Giant Ice Bag, 1969-1970, installation: vinyl, steel, motors and fans, fiberglass, lacquer, 600 x 600 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.

 

 

Jasper Johns (American, 1930-), White Flag, 1955, encaustic, oil, newsprint and charcoal on canvas, 78 3/8 x 120 3/4 inches (198.9 x 306.7 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See flag.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightJasper Johns, Figure 5, 1960, encaustic and newspaper collaged on canvas, 183 x 137.5 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.

 

 

Jasper Johns, 0 through 9, 1961, oil on canvas, 137.2 x 104.8 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

Jasper Johns (American, 1930-), Ale Cans, 1964, lithograph, edition: 31, sheet: 22 7/8 x 17 3/4 inches (58.1 x 45.1 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY. Publisher: Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York.

 

 

Jasper Johns, Dancers on a Plane, 1980-1, oil and acrylic on canvas with painted bronze frame, 200.0 x 161.9 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

Jasper Johns, Untitled, 1992, etching and aquatint on paper, 90.5 x 115.3 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAndy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Campbell's Tomato Soup, 1962, oil on canvas.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftAndy Warhol, Campbell's Soup Cans , 1962, synthetic polymer paint on thirty-two canvases, Each canvas, 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAndy Warhol, Gold Marilyn Monroe, 1962, synthetic polymer paint, silkscreened, and oil on canvas, 6 feet 11 1/4 inches x 57 inches (211.4 x 144.7 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftAndy Warhol, Do-It-Yourself Seascape J, 1963, oil on canvas. By the 1960s the popularity of paint-by-numbers had thoroughly dismayed art critics — just the thing to tempt Andy Warhol to embrace it as Pop Art subject matter. To produce this picture, Warhol projected the line art from a paint-by-numbers kit onto a large canvas before painting.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAndy Warhol, Self-Portrait , 1966, silkscreen ink on synthetic polymer paint on nine canvases; each canvas 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches (57.2 x 57.2 cm); overall 67 5/8 x 67 5/8 inches (171.7 x 171.7 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftAndy Warhol, Mao, 1973, silkscreened acrylic on canvas, 448.3 x 346.1 cm, Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAndy Warhol, Mick Jagger, 1973, silkscreen, 73 / 250, 74 cm x 112 cm, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran. Mick Jagger was and is the lead singer of the rock band the Rolling Stones. See portrait.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftAndy Warhol, Last Self-Portrait, 1986, acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 80 x 80 inches (203.2 x 203.2 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAndy Warhol, Camouflage, 1987, portfolio of eight silkscreen prints; each composition: 38 x 38 inches (96.5 x 96.5 cm); each sheet: 38 x 38 inches (96.5 x 96.5 cm); printer: Rupert Jasen Smith, New York; edition: 80; Museum of Modern Art, NY. See camouflage.

 

 

Tom Wesselmann (American, 1931-2004)

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPeter Blake (English, 1932-), Self-Portrait with Badges, 1961, oil on board, 1743 x 1219 mm, Tate Gallery, London. See English art and self-portrait.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPeter Blake, The Toy Shop, 1962, mixed media, glass and painted wood, 156.8 x 194.0 x 34.0 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJames Rosenquist (American, 1933-), Pulling out, 1972, color lithograph, 26/39, 65 cm x 76.5 cm, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran. Rosenquist pictures a claw hammer pulling nails that he's rendered in the primary colors.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightJames Rosenquist, Marilyn, 1974, lithograph on paper, image: 90.5 x 69.5 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJim Dine (American, 1935-), Midsummer Wall, 1966, color lithograph, artist's proof, 75 cm x 105 cm, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran.

 

 

David Hockney (English, lives and works in USA, 1937-), Portrait of Nick Wilder, 1966, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches (183 x 183 cm), private collection.

 

 

David Hockney, Model with Unfinished Self-Portrait, 1977, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches (152 x 152 cm), collection of Werner Boeninger.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightEdward Ruscha (American, 1937-), Large Trademark with Eight Spotlights, 1962, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. See trademark.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPeter Phillips (English, 1939-), Motorpsycho Go, 1962, oil on canvas, 156 x 101.5 cm, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran.

 


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