Famous Pop Art

what did the pop art movement stand for?

Emerging artists of the Pop movement were dissatisfied with the contemporary art paintings of the Abstract expressionism period of the 1950s. These artists wanted to create pop art canvases that reflected the world they saw around them, and therefore created artworks that were intentionally garish and ironically kitsch.


Andy Warhol

campbell's soup cans (1962)

Divided into 32 canvases, each canvas had the image of a different flavor of soup from the Campbell’s brand range printed onto the canvas using the silkscreen process.

Roy Lichtenstein

WHAAM! (1963)

Whaam! is one of several of Lichtenstein’s Pop art drawings that portray planes engaged in aerial combat. Serving as a parody of the common American hero ideology, the painting depicts two planes engaged in warfare.

Jasper Johns

flag (1955)

Flag measures 107 cm by 153 cm and is comprised of three canvases that had been mounted onto a piece of plywood. The materials used were oil paint, caustic, and a collage of newsprint.

Keith Haring

crack is wack (1986)

The mural was painted on the wall of a handball court on the corner of 128th Street and 2nd Avenue in New York City. Haring wanted to use the mural to serve as a graphic depiction warning against the dangers associated with abuse of substances.

other important artworks

A Bigger Splash by David Hockney (1967) Just what is it That Makes Today’s Home so Different, so Appealing? by Richard Hamilton (1956) On the Balcony by Peter Blake (1957) I was a Rich Man’s Plaything by Eduardo Paolozzi (1947) President Elect by James Rosenquist (1961)