If you are after vintage style Pop Art prints, Kareem Rizk is an internationally renowned mixed-media artist whose work is expressive and multi-layered. Imperial is a collage of old book cutouts, vintage postcards and brochures, stylishly rearranged but still retaining a unique sense of warmth and familiarity.
In contrast, Superhero II by Delphine Lebourgeois, a digital Pop Art print, is less warm and more brash. Lebourgeois draws on surrealistic themes with her imaginative compositions. The dreamlike quality and striking use of colour make Superhero II an ideal statement piece for any home or Pop Art collection.
We have work by minimalist artist Sarah Allderman too. If you are seeking a Pop Art girl poster, Allderman’s limited edition watercolour and acrylic print, Cozzie Girl, is a refreshing, calming illustration of a woman deep in thought. The soft pastel hues and minimalist composition are both calming and meditative.
Pop Art is an art movement that took off during the 1950s across the US and the UK. The Pop Art movement took inspiration from popular culture such as comic books, movies, mass advertising and other general cultural phenomena to create art. As a genre, Pop Art was controversial because it challenged contemporary artistic conventions considered particularly elitist at the time.
Before Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism, a movement which also rejected traditional ‘high art’, art was largely restricted to exploring ideas of morality, mythology and art history. Pop Artists chose to raise popular culture to the same height as Fine Art, and thanks to using such commonplace imagery and popular commercial figures, Pop Art became well-recognised among the general public.
Abstract artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp and Kurt Schwitters paved the way for the rise of Pop Art. They all created pieces originally viewed as ‘anti-art’ for not abiding by prevailing standards or rules of art. The original Pop Artists, though, were Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenberg. Among others, they played with a variety of mediums to create ‘soft-sculpture’ or ‘soft-prints’, often with expressive wit and comedy, to comment on the state of Western culture.