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About Pop Art

Any Warhol once said, "You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you." Pop art, a movement that began in the late 1950s, makes ordinary people and culture thrilling through the use of bold, graphic images, which include: comic book characters, portraits of movie stars, popular expressions, well-known commercial products, and more. Essentially, artists display images from popular culture and make them "pop" with the use of bright color, repetition, and pattern. In addition to works from Andy Warhol, pop art collectors look for pieces signed by Ed Rusha and James Rosenquist, artists like Warhol whose early start in commercial art influenced their later work. Other sought-after artists during the 1960s like Roy Lichtenstein produced vivid comic book images using the Ben-Day dot technique, a unique style of painting that forms larger images from small dots of paint. Collectors looking for pop art enjoy perusing the large inventory on eBay. Whether shoppers desire a poster, a print, a painting, or a sculpture, the wide world of pop art is just a click away.