Pop Art Defined

Victoria Moyer
Online Art 100
Andy Warhol
Campbell’s Soup Can
Takashi Murakami
Kaikai Kiki LOF
“an art movement that began in the U.S. in the
1950s and reached its peak of activity in the 1960s,
chose as its subject matter the anonymous,
everyday, standardized, and banal iconography in
American life, as comic strips, billboards,
commercial products, and celebrity images, and
dealt with them typically in such forms as outsize
commercially smooth paintings, mechanically
reproduced silkscreens, large-scale facsimiles, and
soft sculptures” (dictionary.com).
1950-1970: Visual Art Movement
Largest art movement to take place in
the 20th Century.
Influenced strongly by the Dada art style
Depicted are everyday items in bright,
bold colors
Covers topics such as popular culture,
mass consumption, and the commercial
Celebrated the United Generation of
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Sack-o-sauce, 1948
Richard Hamilton
‘Just what is it that makes today’s homes so
different, so appealing?’
Still Life,
Tom Wesselmann 1962
Van Vleck Series YOU, Robert
Rauschenberg 1978
Andy Warhol
‘Marilyn Diptych ’
The Kiss,
Roy Lichtenstein 1962
Jasper Johns
Numbers in Color, 195859’
Three flags, 1958
Target with plaster Casts, 1955
Look Mickey, 1961
Masterpiece, 1962
Marilyn Monroe, 1967
Campbell's Soup Cans, 1962
$ (4), 1982
Tokyo Pop Art movement
Post-War Japanese culture
Flattened forms of Japanese art
Criticizes: otaku lifestyle, consumerism and
related issues
Tan Tan Bo Puking, Takashi
Murakami, 2002
Glow City Chiho Aoshima, 2005
Little Star Dweller
Yoshitomo Nara,
Guitar Girl, 2003
White Kitty,2006
Fountain of the Skull, 2008
Tsunami Is Dreadful, 2004
Reverse Dopple Helix Mega Power,
Poka Poka, 2011
Murakami’s own Louis Vuitton design,
A Key Holder
Harajuku Vuitton store decorated for May
Murakami release
Grevy’s Zebra
Andy Warhol, 1983
And then Abstraktes Bild
Takashi Murakami, 2006