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Pop Art Abstract Paintings

POP ART STYLE

Perhaps one of the most influential contemporary art movements, Pop art emerged in the 1950s. In stark contrast to traditional artistic practice, its practitioners drew on imagery from popular culture — comic books, advertising, product packaging and other commercial media — to create original Pop art paintings, prints and sculptures that celebrated ordinary life in the most literal way.

ORIGINS OF POP ART

CHARACTERISTICS OF POP ART 

  • Bold imagery
  • Bright, vivid colors
  • Straightforward concepts
  • Engagement with popular culture 
  • Incorporation of everyday objects from advertisements, cartoons, comic books and other popular mass media

POP ARTISTS TO KNOW

ORIGINAL POP ART ON 1STDIBS

The Pop art movement started in the United Kingdom as a reaction, both positive and critical, to the period’s consumerism. Its goal was to put popular culture on the same level as so-called high culture.

Richard Hamilton’s 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? is widely believed to have kickstarted this unconventional new style.

Pop art works are distinguished by their bold imagery, bright colors and seemingly commonplace subject matter. Practitioners sought to challenge the status quo, breaking with the perceived elitism of the previously dominant Abstract Expressionism and making statements about current events. Other key characteristics of Pop art include appropriation of imagery and techniques from popular and commercial culture; use of different media and formats; repetition in imagery and iconography; incorporation of mundane objects from advertisements, cartoons and other popular media; hard edges; and ironic and witty treatment of subject matter.

Although British artists launched the movement, they were soon overshadowed by their American counterparts. Pop art is perhaps most closely identified with American Pop artist Andy Warhol, whose clever appropriation of motifs and images helped to transform the artistic style into a lifestyle. Most of the best-known American artists associated with Pop art started in commercial art (Warhol made whimsical drawings as a hobby during his early years as a commercial illustrator), a background that helped them in merging high and popular culture.

Roy Lichtenstein was another prominent Pop artist that was active in the United States. Much like Warhol, Lichtenstein drew his subjects from print media, particularly comic strips, producing paintings and sculptures characterized by primary colors, bold outlines and halftone dots, elements appropriated from commercial printing. Recontextualizing a lowbrow image by importing it into a fine-art context was a trademark of his style. Neo-Pop artists like Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami further blurred the line between art and popular culture.

Pop art rose to prominence largely through the work of a handful of men creating works that were unemotional and distanced — in other words, stereotypically masculine. However, there were many important female Pop artists, such as Rosalyn Drexler, whose significant contributions to the movement are recognized today. Best known for her work as a playwright and novelist, Drexler also created paintings and collages embodying Pop art themes and stylistic features.

Read more about the history of Pop art and the style’s famous artists, and browse the collection of original Pop art paintings, prints, photography and other works for sale on 1stDibs.

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Style: Pop Art
"Fly Away With Me" Multicolor Paper Butterflies Painting on Canvas w Shadow Box
Located in New York, NY
This piece is executed with hand cut butterflies, and comes displayed in an acrylic shadow box. These works conjure sensations of nostalgia, created from paper, cutting out colorful ...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paper, Acrylic

The Spiral of Life No. 2 - Minimalist Abstract 3D Textural Colorful Painting
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Playing with the interaction between positive and negative space, strong colors on neutral backgrounds, Canadian artist Virginie Schroeder creates pop art portraits and iconic pop cu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Find Your Dream and Focus - Colorful Abstract 3D Circle Textural Painting
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Playing with the interaction between positive and negative space, strong colors on neutral backgrounds, Canadian artist Virginie Schroeder creates pop art portraits and iconic pop cu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

B-Auction
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The past and present of “Living the Dream” make the case for the way art and its language of color, line, and shape enrich a viewer’s experience of the work and offer a delicate bala...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Pink Diva
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The past and present of “Living the Dream” make the case for the way art and its language of color, line, and shape enrich a viewer’s experience of the work and offer a delicate bala...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Honolulu Watercolor (unique signed heart watercolor by West Coast Pop art star)
Located in New York, NY
Billy Al Bengston Honolulu Watercolor, 1992 Watercolor on handmade paper with deckled edge in artist's hand made frame with studio label verso Signed, titled and dated in pencil lowe...
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1990s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Watercolor, Pencil

COCA COLA
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas.. Hand signed on front; signed and titled on verso by the artist. Canvas is stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of authenticity...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

United We Stand: Four Statues of Liberty with Blue Unique Signed Painting Framed
Located in New York, NY
Peter Max United We Stand: Four Statues of Liberty with Blue Statue of Liberty, 2001 Acrylic and Mixed Media painting with collage on thin board Boldly si...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Lithograph

Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever (Grammy, Album Art, Music, Iconic, Disco)
Located in Kansas City, MO
Kerry Smith Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever Mixed Media on Crescent board Year: 2022 Size: 21x20in Signed, dated by hand COA provided Ref.: 924802-1625 -----------------------------...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Gouache, Board

Patsy Cline - Showcase (Grammy, Album Art, Iconic, Music, Rock and Roll)
Located in Kansas City, MO
Kerry Smith Patsy Cline - Showcase Gouache, Conservation Glass Year: 2018 Size: 21x22in Framed Signed, dated by hand COA provided Ref.: 92-1658 -------------------------------------...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Glass, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Gouache

Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue (Grammy, Album Art, Iconic, Jazz, Soul, Pop)
Located in Kansas City, MO
Kerry Smith Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue Mixed Media on Crescent board Year: 2022 Size: 21x20in Signed, dated by hand COA provided Ref.: 924802-1634 -----------------------------...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gouache, Board, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Led Zeppelin - Ramble On (Record Label, Pop Art, Grammy)
Located in Kansas City, MO
Kerry Smith Led Zeppelin - Ramble On Mixed Media on Crescent board Year: 2018 Size: 12x12in Signed, dated by hand COA provided Ref.: 924802-1631 -----------------------------------...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Gouache, Board

Nirvana - In Utero (Record Label, Ticket Stubs, Pop Art, Grammy)
Located in Kansas City, MO
Kerry Smith Nirvana - In Utero Mixed Media on Crescent board Year: 2022 Size: 12x12in Signed, dated by hand COA provided Ref.: 924802-1630 --------------------------------------- "...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Gouache, Board

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (Record Label, Ticket Stubs, Setlists, Pop Art)
Located in Kansas City, MO
Kerry Smith Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run Mixed Media on Crescent board Year: 2017 Size: 12x12in Signed, dated by hand COA provided Ref.: 924802-1623 ----------------------------...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Board, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Gouache

Circle Jerks - Group Sex (Record Label, Ticket Stub, Setlists, Contemporary Pop)
Located in Kansas City, MO
Kerry Smith Circle Jerks - Group Sex Mixed Media on Crescent board Year: 2021 Size: 12x12in Framed Signed, dated by hand COA provided Ref.: 924802-1612 ----...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Gouache, Board

The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (Record Label, Ticket Stubs, Setlists, Pop Art)
Located in Kansas City, MO
Kerry Smith The Smiths - Meat Is Murder Mixed Media on Conservation Glass Year: 2017 Size: 12x12in Framed Signed, dated by hand COA provided Ref.: 92-1651 -------------------------...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Glass, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Gouache

Sweet Filthy Cheat (unique signed mixed media painting with artist studio label)
Located in New York, NY
Billy Al Bengston Sweet Filthy Cheat, 2004 Watercolor and acrylic on paper Signed, dated and titled on the front Frame included Unique This unique work, with it's charmingly sly tit...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Watercolor, Pencil, Mixed Media

Outlaw, abstract pop art figurative painting, woman in cowboy hat, bright colors
Located in Dallas, TX
“Outlaw” is a bright and powerful painting with a fashionista female figure wearing a cowboy hat, and a bright colorful blue background. It is sure to be a feature piece in any space. Known for her richly evocative color palette and striking portraits, Ramona Nordal...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Edward Snowden “Whistleblower” Red, Orange, and Black Abstract Portrait Painting
By Ed Booth
Located in Houston, TX
Abstract contemporary painting of Edward Snowden by Austin, Texas artist Ed Booth. Large red, orange, and yellow vectorized portrait painting of Snowden in a ...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Spray Paint, Acrylic

Synchronized Swimmers, Pop Art Figurative Abstract on Blue
Located in Soquel, CA
Vivid contemporary pop art style acrylic painting on paper of two synchronized swimmers posed in unison on a bright blue background by Marc Foster Grant (American, b. 1947), 2007. Th...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Archival Paper

Colorful Swimmers, Contemporary Figurative Pop Art in Blue
Located in Soquel, CA
Colorful Swimmers, Contemporary Figurative Pop Art in Blue Bold and bright pop art painting of swimmers diving in the water by Marc Foster Grant (Am...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Foam Board

Snow Angels (patterns white snow square oil painting winter childhood pop art)
Located in Quebec, Quebec
In "Snow Angels" patterns are created by hand, repeating an icon or symbol over and over again in rows. From a distance, the pattern looks complete, but on closer inspection, it reve...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

Jesus is Back
Located in Pasadena, CA
Michel YAKOVLEV, known as YAKO was born in New York in 1963, he grew up in Geneva where he made his first graffiti and his first exhibitions in the 80 ', at a time when this culture ...
Category

1990s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

The artist as a communicator
Located in Pasadena, CA
Michel YAKOVLEV, known as YAKO was born in New York in 1963, he grew up in Geneva where he made his first graffiti and his first exhibitions in the 80 ', at a time when this culture ...
Category

1990s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Snow Angels (patterns white snow square oil painting winter childhood pop art)
Located in Quebec, Quebec
In "Snow Angels" patterns are created by hand, repeating an icon or symbol over and over again in rows. From a distance, the pattern looks complete, but on closer inspection, it reve...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

"Street Haring Dog" Colorful Mixed Media Work on Dibond by French Street Artist
Located in New York, NY
This piece depicts an abstract Street Haring Dog with bursts of color and pop art design. It is done on aluminum dibond and has a strong resin coating which...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Spray Paint, Acrylic, Board, Other Medium, Mixed Media

Orange Swirl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cuban-American artist Frankie Alfonso creates interwoven paintings using lively colors and spontaneous, well balanced compositions. His work is best described as a style of automati...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Helium Heart at the State Fair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Swedish artist Jonas Fisch’s imagery is vibrantly buzzing with colorful commentary on society - past and present - morphed into figures, words, and shapes. His heavily layered canvas...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil Pastel, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Fly Away With Me 2" Multicolor Paper Butterflies Painting on Canvas Shadow Box
Located in New York, NY
This piece is executed with hand cut butterflies, and comes displayed in an acrylic shadow box. These works conjure sensations of nostalgia, created from paper, cutting out colorful ...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paper, Acrylic

Central District IV
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sherry's paintings combine figuration and abstraction, with a series of colors and abstract forms combining to produce an image of people in groups. Czekus’ work examines the everyda...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Opening Night, I
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sherry's paintings combine figuration and abstraction, with a series of colors and abstract forms combining to produce an image of people in groups. Czekus’ work examines the everyda...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Central District I
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sherry's paintings combine figuration and abstraction, with a series of colors and abstract forms combining to produce an image of people in groups. Czekus’ work examines the everyda...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Central District II
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sherry's paintings combine figuration and abstraction, with a series of colors and abstract forms combining to produce an image of people in groups. Czekus’ work examines the everyda...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Central District III
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sherry's paintings combine figuration and abstraction, with a series of colors and abstract forms combining to produce an image of people in groups. Czekus’ work examines the everyda...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

In A Crowded Place
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sherry's paintings combine figuration and abstraction, with a series of colors and abstract forms combining to produce an image of people in groups. Czekus’ work examines the everyda...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Downtown, Peninsula
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sherry's paintings combine figuration and abstraction, with a series of colors and abstract forms combining to produce an image of people in groups. Czekus’ work examines the everyda...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Colorful Love - Original Pop Heart Artwork on Newspaper by Gary John
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles street artist Gary John exploded onto the international art scene during the Art Basel Miami art fair in 2013. John’s playfully bold work quickly gained attention and he ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Newsprint

The Mystery of Life - Minimalist Abstract 3D Textural Colorful Painting
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Playing with the interaction between positive and negative space, strong colors on neutral backgrounds, Canadian artist Virginie Schroeder creates pop art portraits and iconic pop cu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

'Balloon Dog' Pop Art Collage Painting, 2020
Located in New York, NY
‘Balloon Dog’, is a unique and recent painting by Mr. Brainwash. In his iconic collage-like process, Mr. Brainwash layers acrylic and spray paint to create energy and intentional cha...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Stencil

Long Lunch Collection of Books, Original Painting, Books, Pop, Humour
Located in Deddington, GB
Ever wondered what a great selection of books a good drinker would have? A collection of books including books about drinking and the iconic orange penguin book.  Original painting in mixed media by William Richard Hylton...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

21st Century Large Scale Pop Art Painting on Canvas With Cows
Located in San Francisco, CA
21st Century Large Scale Pop Art Painting on Canvas With Cows Original acrylic on canvas with bright neon green, black and magenta Cows, wine and the portrait of a young woman 69...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Imagine The Dream - Impasto Thick Paint Original Portrait Artwork
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Coulombe-Bégin's dynamic acrylic on canvas works seek to produce a metamorphic interpretation of the artist's inner identity. Her paintings make ample use of contrasting colors to cr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Azul Palmera - Original Vibrant Beach Inspired Painting
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Keifer is a California-based internationally collected artist. She is a leading force of the New California Realism. With a high level of technical virtuosity Keifer creates...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Racing Queen Oil and Acrylic on canvas 48x62
Located in Southampton, NY
Ceravolo's just completed oil and acrylic "Racing Queen" original painting on canvas measures a large 48"x62". There are no silkscreens or stencils used in creating this painting, i...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil Crayon, Oil, Acrylic

"Can We Keep Him" Mickey and Minnie and G 44x64" Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Located in Southampton, NY
Ceravolo's "Can We Keep Him" oil and acrylic original painting on canvas measures a large 44:x64" There are no silkscreens or stencils used in creating this painting, it is all hand ...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Marilyn, Pop Art Portrait of Marilyn Monroe, Acrylic on Canvas, Signed
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Marilyn" is an acrylic on canvas portrait of Marilyn Monroe by 20th Century, Philadelphia pop artist John Stango. The 49" x 40" canvas is unframed and signed "Stango" in the lower l...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Arbre Vert, Pop Art, Green Landscape Painting, Large Scale art, Contemporary art
Located in Deddington, GB
Original Painting by Sarah Pye - A single tree with a flourish of greens, blues, whites yellows and oranges. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Arbre Vert by Sarah Pye Origianal Paintinging A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"PAUL'S MUD"
Located in New York, US
Bob Stanley (b. 1932 - d. 1997 New York, United States), an American painter renowned for his gritty depictions on canvas, which ingeniously incorporated photographs. His artistic jo...
Category

1960s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Silk, Paper

Winston's Long Lunch Dull AF, Original painting, Pop art, Cigarettes, cool art
Located in Deddington, GB
“I MAY BE DRUNK DEAR BUT BY MORNING I WILL BE SOBER YET YOU WILL STILL BE DULL AF“  Original painting in mixed media by William Richard Hylton....
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

The way to the top
Located in Vienna, AT
The way to the top, 2024 by Les Panchyshyn Painting: Acrylic on Canvas 80 x 100 x 2 cm
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Oil, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Butterflies_n3
Located in Vienna, AT
Butterflies_n3, 2024 by Les Panchyshyn Painting: Oil on Canvas 68 x 78 x 2 cm
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Oil, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Birds 019 - Mixed Media, Contemporary, Animals, Painting, Acrylic , Abstract
Located in London, London
This work is framed, signed and with certificate of authenticity. His work has been shown in Reina Sofía Museum of Madrid, Royal Academy of London, Arco Madrid, Pinta Art Fair, Londo...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Ink, Acrylic, Color Pencil

Butterflies_n2
Located in Vienna, AT
Butterflies_n2, 2024 by Les Panchyshyn Painting: Oil on Canvas 66 x 81 x 2 cm
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Oil, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Couple
Located in Vienna, AT
Couple, 2024 by Les Panchyshyn Painting : Acrylic on Canvas 70 x 70 x 2 cm
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Oil, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Midnight
Located in Vienna, AT
Midnight, 2024 by Les Panchyshyn Painting: Oil on Canvas 40 x 60 x 2 cm
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Oil, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Spanish Pop Art Catalan Mixed Media Torn Paper Collage Painting Jori Prat Pons
Located in Surfside, FL
Jordi Prat Pons (Spanish, 1965) Mixed media paintings on canvas. A group of three fruit pieces. Hand signed. Catalan, Spanish painter Jordi Prat Pons is best known for his unique...
Category

Late 20th Century Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paint, Paper

Special
Located in Vienna, AT
Special, 2024 by Les Panchyshyn Painting: Acrylic on Canvas 70 x 70 x 2 cm
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Oil, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Party
Located in Vienna, AT
Party, 2024 by Les Panchyshyn Painting: Oil, Acrylic on Canvas 40 x 60 x 2 cm
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Oil, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Pop Art abstract paintings for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Pop Art abstract paintings available for sale on 1stDibs. Works in this style were very popular during the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artists have continued to produce works inspired by this movement. If you’re looking to add abstract paintings created in this style to introduce contrast in an otherwise neutral space in your home, the works available on 1stDibs include elements of blue, orange, purple, red and other colors. Many Pop art paintings were created by popular artists on 1stDibs, including Hilary Bond, Charles Houska, John Paul Fauves, and Chloe Hedden. Frequently made by artists working with Paint, and Acrylic Paint and other materials, all of these pieces for sale are unique and have attracted attention over the years. Not every interior allows for large Pop Art abstract paintings, so small editions measuring 2.62 inches across are also available. Prices for abstract paintings made by famous or emerging artists can differ depending on medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $152 and tops out at $519,780, while the average work sells for $3,500.

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