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Pop Art

Pop Art emerged as a transformative art movement in the mid-1950s in the United Kingdom and the United States, renowned for its embrace of popular and mass culture in a style that stood in stark contrast to fine art traditions​​. The movement's hallmark was its incorporation of everyday imagery such as advertising, comic books, and mundane mass-produced objects, which served to blur the boundaries between high art and popular culture​​​​.

This style was a diverse response to the commodity-driven values of the postwar era, often using commonplace objects to challenge conventional artistic values and to comment on consumerism​​. Icons of Pop Art, like Andy Warhol with his Campbell's Soup Cans and Roy Lichtenstein with his comic strip-inspired paintings, exemplified how Pop Art could elevate the ordinary to the level of fine art​​​​.

Today, collectors and experts can appreciate works of Pop Art in major museums and galleries worldwide. As an art movement that significantly influenced the cultural landscape of the 20th century, Pop Art remains an essential focus for those involved in art and antiques​​.

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Country:America, Europe, USA, United Kingdom
Start of the period:1950