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Will pop art be relevant in 2013?

Our answer is a resounding yes! With its bold colors and crisp lines, pop art is a classic art genre that continues to look and feel fresh. The pop art movement has been widely heralded as one of, if not the most, important artistic movement of our times. The movement sought to reflect upon our quickly evolving culture in the post-war era of the 1950s and the 1960s. At that period in time, movies, radio and advertising were exploding onto the scene, changing our American cultural landscape forever.

bardot painting pop art

Brigitte Bardot Pop Art painting by Andy Warhol

The themes that made pop art so influential in the 1950s and the 1960s still reverberate in our culture today. For example, pop art was directly influenced by the relatively new pop music scene and the rise of iconic movie stars such as Marylin Monroe and Brigitte Bardot. Popular music, movies, advertising and culture are perhaps even more relevant to us now than ever. We are still fascinated by such larger-than-life stars as Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Brad Pitt. We continue our love affair with brands such as Apple computers and designer clothing. Many current artists borrow heavily from pop culture today just as the pop artists of the 1950s and the 1960s did in their time.
Another reason that pop art is so timeless is that it began with a solid foundation in design. Many early pop artists such as Robert Rauschenberg began their careers in advertising and design. It is because of these solid design principles that pop art continues to have appeal. That is the reason why pop art, more than other art styles, looks so great in homes and offices.
These are some of the many reasons why we feel that pop art continues to be as popular and appealing in 2013 as it was in 1963. Is there a star in your life that deserves the pop art treatment? If so, then contact us today to find out how we can convert your favorite image into your favorite Pop Art canvas.

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