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Pop Art Figurative Photography

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
"Butterfly 25" (FRAMED) Photography 16" x 16" in Edition 1/20 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"Butterfly 25" (FRAMED) Photography 16" x 16" in Edition 1/20 by Giuliano Bekor Title: Butterfly B12 Year: 2018 Print size: 16" x 16" Inch Framed size: 20" x 20" Inch Edition: 1/20...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Plexiglass, Archival Pigment, Photographic Film

Signed Daido Moriyama photograph (Moriyama Yokosuka A Japanese Town)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Signed Daido Moriyama photograph: Yokosuka, A Japanese Town 1971/2020: A signature Daido Moriyama grainy, black & white, high contrast depiction of an anonymous girl in a white dress running up a debris-filled alleyway. Silver Gelatin Print; 8x10 inches including borders. Hand signed & numbered by Moriyama on the verso from a sold out limited edition of 150. Excellent overall condition. Provenance: Aperture New York. Printed 2020. Literature: Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1999, p.28. Daido Moriyama, London: Tate Modern, 2012, pp. 66, 76. Daido Moriyama has a self-proclaimed obsession with cities. In his mod 70s now, his work still shares the same inclination to record his surroundings as his earliest pictures, taken during the dramatic transformation of 1960s post-war Japan. Moriyama used his camera to document the American military...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Emulsion 13" (FRAMED) Photography 40" x 40" in Edition of 20 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"Emulsion 13" (FRAMED) Photography 40" x 40" in Edition of 20 by Giuliano Bekor Title: Emulsion EM13 Year: 2018 Print size: 40" x 40" Inch Artwork finished size: 42" x 42" Inch Ed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Laminate, Digital

"Emulsion 10" (FRAMED) Photography 48" x 72" inch Edition 1/6 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"Emulsion 10" (FRAMED) Photography 48" x 72" inch Edition 1/6 by Giuliano Bekor Print size 48x72 Inches Artwork finished size 48.5x72.5 Inches Limited edition 1 of 6 Artist proof 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Laminate, Archival Paper, Digital

"M51" (FRAMED) Photography 60" x 60" inch Edition of 10 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"M51" (FRAMED) Photography 60" x 60" inch Edition of 10 by Giuliano Bekor Print size 60x60 Inches trim bleed Artwork finished size 62x62 Inches Limited edition 1 of 10 Artist proo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Pigment, Plexiglass

"Modernismo 47" Abstract Photography 40"x40" in Edition of 20 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"Modernismo 47" Abstract Photography 40"x40" in Edition of 20 by Giuliano Bekor Archival pigment print mounted on dibond. Custom frame comes with non-reflective museum plexiglass ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Plexiglass

""Modernismo M25" Photography 48" x 48" inch Edition of 12 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
""Modernismo M25" Photography 48" x 48" inch Edition of 12 by Giuliano Bekor Archival pigment print mounted on dibond custom frame all comes with non reflective museum plexiglass. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Plexiglass, Archival Paper

"Modernismo M32" Pop Art Photography 48"x48" in Edition of 12 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"Modernismo M32" Pop Art Photography 48"x48" in Edition of 12 by Giuliano Bekor Archival pigment print mounted on dibond. custom frame comes with non-reflective museum plexiglass ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Metal

"Modernismo 45" Abstract Photography 40"x40" in Edition of 20 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"Modernismo 45" Abstract Photography 40"x40" in Edition of 20 by Giuliano Bekor Archival pigment print mounted on dibond. Custom frame comes with non-reflective museum plexiglass...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Metal

Keith Haring Subway Art photo c.1981 (Keith Haring subway drawings)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring Subway Drawings Photograph: This photograph captures Keith Haring's epic conquest, producing public art across the New York City subw...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Inkjet

Robert Longo, Untitled (Men in the Cities) - Set of 2 Photographs, Signed
Located in Hamburg, DE
Robert Longo (American, born 1953) Untitled (Men in the Cities), 1976/2009 Medium: Set of two gelatin silver prints Dimensions: each 50.8 x 40.64 cm (20 x 16 in); overall 50.8 x 81.2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Plastic Head: Vintage LION-O Action Figure, rare, vintage, collectable, comic
Located in London, GB
Plastic Head: Vintage LION-O Action Figure - 1985 As a kid, I never watched this show myself, but I do remember my brother having the toy sword of Omens. I have a fond memory of that...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Plastic, Archival Ink

Plastic Head: Vintage Greedo Action Figure, rare, vintage, collectable, comic
Located in London, GB
Plastic Head: Vintage Greedo Action Figure - 1978 Greedo has to be one the most memorable characters from the Star Wars franchise. He is a bounty hunter and a member of the Rodian sp...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Plastic, Archival Ink

Plastic Head: 35th Anniversary Barbie Doll, rare, vintage, collectable, comic
Located in London, GB
My first female Plastic Head, I didn't want just any Barbie doll. After conducting some research, I stumbled upon the 35th anniversary Barbie, which is a reproduction of the original...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Plastic, Archival Ink

BASQUIAT photographs: set of 3 works (Nicholas Taylor Basquiat photograph)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Jean-Michel Basquiat New York 1979: A set of 3 rare, early Jean-Michel Basquiat photographs by Basquiat Gray bandmate, Nicholas Taylor of Gray. A ...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Ink, Inkjet

Duncan Hannah Unmade Beds 1976
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Duncan Hannah, Unmade Beds 1976 by Fernando Natalici: This rare, vintage original 1970s darkroom photograph was captured on the set of "Unmade Beds" by ...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Plastic Head: RARE Vintage Robin Doll - 1988, rare, vintage, collectable, comic
Located in London, GB
Plastic Head: RARE Vintage Robin Doll - 1988\ Alongside Batman was his sidekick Robin, who was my favourite because when it came down to playing Batman & Robin with my older brother,...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Plastic, Archival Ink

Plastic Head: RARE Vintage Batman Doll - 1988, rare, vintage, collectable, comic
Located in London, GB
Plastic Head: RARE Vintage Batman Doll - 1988: This figure was my big brothers when we were kids. Batman was a significant part of my childhood, from the epic Tim Burton movies to wa...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Plastic, Archival Ink

Plastic Head: Vintage Captain Scarlet Doll, rare, vintage, collectable, comic
Located in London, GB
Plastic Head: Vintage Captain Scarlet Doll - 1993: In 1993, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, a popular TV show, experienced a resurgence as it was rebroadcasted on BBC 2, captivati...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Ink, Plastic

William Klein Bikini, Moscow exhibition poster (William Klein Paris 1981)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
William Klein Bikini, Moscow Exhibition Poster: Paris, 1981: Highly decorative, rare vintage William Klein Bikini, Moscow exhibition poster defined by Klein's famed 1959 photo. Printed on fine, heavy-weight paper; excellent color tones and overall quality; looks fantastic framed. Offset lithograph on thick wove paper. 1981. 21 x 30 inches. Minor signs of handling; good to very good overall vintage condition. Work has been stored flat in archival setting for many years. Unsigned from an edition of unknown. William Klein is an American artist known for his one of a kind style of abstract photography depicting city scenes. Although similar in subject matter to other street photographers such as Diane Arbus and Saul Leiter, as well as fashion photographers Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, Klein’s images break from established modes. Born on April 19, 1928 in New York, Klein studied painting and worked briefly as Fernand Léger’s assistant in Paris, but never received formal training in photography. His fashion work has been featured prominently in Vogue magazine, and has also been the subject of several iconic...
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1960s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Lithograph, Offset

"Emulsion 8" Photography 40'x40' inch Edition of 10 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"Emulsion 8" Photography 40'x40' inch Edition of 10 by Giuliano Bekor Printed on fujiflex mounted on aluminum laminated and framed with a costume floater frame. EMULSION series O...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Laminate, Digital

Keith Haring Subway Art photo c.1981 (Keith Haring subway drawings)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring Subway Drawings Photograph: This photograph captures Keith Haring's epic conquest, producing public art across the New York City subway platforms, during the early 80's....
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Inkjet

"Butterfly 3" (FRAMED) Photography 16" x 16" in Edition 1/20 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"Butterfly 3" (FRAMED) Photography 16" x 16" in Edition 1/20 by Giuliano Bekor Title: Butterfly B3 Year: 2018 Print size: 16" x 16" Inch Framed size: 20" x 20" Inch Edition: 1/20 A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Plexiglass, Photographic Film, Archival Pigment

"Butterfly 8" (FRAMED) Photography 16" x 16" in Edition 1/20 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"Butterfly 8" (FRAMED) Photography 16" x 16" in Edition 1/20 by Giuliano Bekor Title: Butterfly B12 Year: 2018 Print size: 16" x 16" Inch Framed size: 20" x 20" Inch Edition: 1/20 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Plexiglass, Photographic Film, Archival Pigment

RUN DMC photograph New York City 1995
Located in NEW YORK, NY
RUN DMC at KIT KAT CLUB, New York City circa 1995 by heralded NY underground photographer Fernando Natalici. Notes Natalici: "I was taking pictures of DMC backstage prior to the show for the club and asked RUN if I could go on the stage for 2 minutes and get some shots showing the audience reaction, he said: right side, during “Walk This Way'... and the rest is history." Archival inkjet print. Dimensions: 20 x 16 inches Excellent overall condition. Hand-signed & numbered on the reverse from a limited edition of 20. Obtained directly from artist. About Fernando Natalici New York based photographer Fernando Natalici is best known for his iconographic documentation of the downtown Manhattan art scene of the mid/late 70's and early 80's. Natalici’s portfolio includes sought after images of a young Patti Smith, Blondie, Talking Heads, Keith Haring, The Ramones and more. As an Art Director, Fernando has played a key role in creating memorable visuals for historic NY venues such as CBGB's, The Mudd Club, Area and Danceteria. Fernando’s art design featured in the Jeffrey Deitch curated show “Area” at The Hole Gallery NYC in 2013, with his film stills from "Unmade Beds" & "The Foreigner"- two of the most significant underground films of the 1970’s New York Punk scene, exhibited at The Museum of The Moving Image in 2015. Recent Publications & Exhibits Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words & Noise (2015) Another Magazine (London, 2014) Black Book (2014) Curbed NY (2014) Photography Now (2013) The Museum of The Moving Image (New York, 2015) The Hole Gallery NYC (New York, 2014) The Chelsea Hotel (New York 2013) New York University Tisch School of The Arts (2013) _ Run-DMC was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell. Run-DMC is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop culture and one of the most famous hip-hop acts of the 1980s. Along with LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy, the group pioneered new school hip-hop music. Run-DMC was the first group in the genre to have a gold album (Run–D.M.C., 1984) and be nominated for a Grammy Award. They were the first to earn a platinum record...
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1990s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Inkjet

Gelatin silver print of Pat Cleveland Doing Handstand in Montauk by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Gelatin silver print of Pat Cleveland on Lawn in Montauk by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Gelatin silver print of Flamenco Dancer in Spain by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Gelatin silver print of Pat Cleveland in Montauk by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Gelatin silver print of Pat Cleveland in Montauk by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Gelatin silver print of ‘Querelle’ Male Models by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Gelatin silver print of ‘Querelle’ Male Model by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Gelatin silver print of Halston Poolside at The Beverly Hills Hotel by Andy Warh
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Black and white gelatin silver print of Debbie Harry by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Date stamped on verso Oct 27 1980 Provenance: Fr...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Study for Rolling Stones' 'Sticky Fingers' Album Cover - Polaroid
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Polaroid

Study for Rolling Stone's 'Sticky Fingers' Album Cover - Polaroid
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Polaroid

Arya
Located in Tulsa, OK
MARK JACKSON Arya • on panel Blue, Jewel Tones, Luxury, Pink, Pop Culture, Yellow 20.00w x 20.00h x 2.00d in $800.00
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Mixed Media

Jenna Jameson (Diptych-Clothed/Nude), Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (1952) Title: Jenna Jameson (Diptych-Clothed/Nude) from the XXX 30 PORN-STAR PORTRAITS SERIES Year: 2004 Medium: Color Print Edition: 6 plus 3 AP S...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Color

Leni Sinclair Charles Mingus photo Detroit 1974 (photographer Leni Sinclair)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Charles Mingus by Leni Sinclair: This elegant, well-defined photo of Jazz legend, Charles Mingus was shot by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair in 1974; Sinclair was 2016’...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Inkjet

Purple and Yellow Palms - Framed Vibrant Palm Tree Pop Photography Art
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Swiss artist Marco Pittori developed a new approach to photography by bringing iconic photographs into conversation with other art forms. His creative artworks are often based on his...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper, Mixed Media

Aretha Franklin Detroit 1976 (Aretha Franklin photograph by Leni Sinclair)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Aretha Franklin by Leni Sinclair: The 'queen of soul,' Aretha Franklin shot in Motown by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, this year's Kre...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Inkjet

On the Rocks - Contemporary, Figurative, Woman, Polaroid, Photograph, Landscape
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
On the Rocks II (Long Way Home), 1999 58x56cm, Edition of 10 plus 2 Artist Proofs. Analog C-Print, hand-printed by the artist, based on the Polaroid, Certificate and Signature la...
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1990s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

John Lennon - Beatles, Pop Art, in Red, Purple and Yellow
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition of 10. Printed on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310g Archival Paper. Dated and signed with the certificate of authenticity. This photograph portraying music legend John Lennon was commissioned to Enzo Ragazzini by Alan Aldridge in 1969 for the Beatles Illustrated Lyrics book. It was one of four proposed images, the other three portraying Ringo Star, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. In the book, Aldridge will publish four photographs by Ragazzini illustrating the Beatles’ song titled When I Am Sixty-Four. This purple, yellow, and red photograph, together with other works by Ragazzini done in the same period, makes him a pioneer of Pop-Art and a precursor of the photographic creations done through color separation and solarization, like Andy Warhol...
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1960s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper, Giclée

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Marvel Comic Book, Amazing Spider Man Pop Art
Located in Surfside, FL
This is a vintage silver gelatin photo of either Stan Lee or John Romita (I believe it is Romita but I am not sure) overlayed with a comic strip in a surrealist style. John Romita is an American comic-book artist best known for his work on Marvel Comics' The Amazing Spider-Man and for co-creating the character The Punisher. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2002. He graduated from Manhattan's School of Industrial Art in 1947, having attended for three years after spending ninth grade at a Brooklyn junior high school Among his instructors were book illustrator Howard Simon and magazine illustrator Ben Clements, and his influences included comics artists Noel Sickles, Roy Crane, Milton Caniff, and later, Alex Toth and Carmine Infantino, as well as commercial illustrators Jon Whitcomb, Coby Whitmore, and Al Parker. Romita entered the comics industry in 1949 on the series Famous Funnies. "Steven Douglas up there was a benefactor to all young artists", Romita recalled. "The first story he gave me was a love story. It was terrible. All the women looked like emaciated men and he bought it, never criticized, and told me to keep working. He paid me two hundred dollars for it and never published it — and rightfully so". Romita was working at the New York City company Forbes Lithograph in 1949, earning $30 a week, when comic-book inker Lester Zakarin, a friend from high school whom he ran into on a subway train, offered him either $17 or $20 a page to pencil a 10-page story for him as uncredited ghost artist. "I thought, this is ridiculous! In two pages I can make more money than I usually make all week! So I ghosted it and then kept on ghosting for him", Romita recalled. "I think it was a 1920s mobster crime story". The work was for Marvel's 1940s forerunner, Timely Comics, which helped give Romita an opportunity to meet editor-in-chief and art director Stan Lee. Romita ghost-penciled for Zakarin on Trojan Comics' Crime-Smashers and other titles, eventually signing some "Zakarin and Romita". Romita went on to draw a wide variety of horror comics, war comics, romance comics and other genres for Atlas. His most prominent work for the company was the short-lived 1950s revival of Timely's hit character Captain America, in Young Men #24–28 (Dec. 1953 – July 1954) and Captain America #76–78 (May–Sept. 1954).[21] Additionally, Romita would render one of his first original characters, M-11 the Human Robot, in a five-page standalone science-fiction story in Menace #11 (May 1954). While not envisioned as an ongoing character, M-11 was resurrected decades later as a member of the super-hero team Agents of Atlas. He was the primary artist for one of the first series with a black star, "Waku, Prince of the Bantu" — created by writer Don Rico and artist Ogden Whitney in the omnibus title Jungle Tales #1 (Sept. 1954). The ongoing short feature starred an African chieftain in Africa, with no regularly featured Caucasian characters. Romita succeeded Whitney with issue #2 (Nov. 1954). In the mid-1950s, while continuing to freelance for Atlas, Romita did uncredited work for DC Comics before transitioning to work for DC exclusively in 1958. "I was following the DC [house] style", he recalled in 2002. "Frequently they had another artist do the first page of my stories. Eventually I became their romance cover...
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20th Century Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Alfred Hitchcock - Pop Art, Photograph in Pink and Blue from the 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition of 10. Printed on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310g Archival Paper. Dated and signed with the certificate of authenticity. This photograph portraying American movie director Alfred Hitchcock was created by Enzo Ragazzini in the early 60s, making him a pioneer of Por-Art and a precursor of the photographic creations done through color separation and solarization, like Andy Warhol’s Marylin...
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1960s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper, Giclée

"Butterfly 38" (FRAMED) Photography 16" x 16" in Edition 1/20 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"Butterfly 38" (FRAMED) Photography 16" x 16" in Edition 1/20 by Giuliano Bekor Title: Butterfly B38 Year: 2018 Print size: 16" x 16" Inch Framed size: 20" x 20" Inch Edition: 1/20...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Plexiglass, Photographic Film, Archival Pigment

FELA KUTI photograph collection
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Fela Kuti: A rare vintage collection of: 2 darkroom publicity photos circa ealry/mid 1980s. Each measuring 5x7 inches. 15+ 35mm transparencies of Fela performing live circa early/...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Butterfly 6" (FRAMED) Photography 16" x 16" in Edition 1/20 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"Butterfly 6" (FRAMED) Photography 16" x 16" in Edition 1/20 by Giuliano Bekor Title: Butterfly B12 Year: 2018 Print size: 16" x 16" Inch Framed size: 20" x 20" Inch Edition: 1/20 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Plexiglass, Photographic Film, Archival Pigment

"Butterfly 16" (FRAMED) Photography 52" x 42" in Edition 1/8 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"Butterfly 16" (FRAMED) Photography 52" x 42" in Edition 1/8 by Giuliano Bekor Title: Butterfly B16 Year: 2018 Print size: 50" x 40" Inch Framed size: 52" x 42" Inch Edition: 1/8 A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Plexiglass, Photographic Film, Archival Pigment

Debbie Harry Rapture 1981 photograph by Charlie Ahearn (Fab 5 Lee Quinones)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Charlie Ahearn, "Rapture" (in motion) 1981: A rare historic Debbie Harry, Fab 5 Freddy & Lee Quinones photograph captured by Wild Style director Charlie Ahearn on the set of Blondie's "Rapture". Medium: Archival Inkjet Print on heavy-weight paper. Overall dimensions: 16 x 22 inches ( approx image size: 13 x 19 inches). Hand signed & numbered on the verso, from a limited edition of 10. Excellent overall condition. Provenance: Obtained directly from artist. Literature/References: Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation (MFA Boston). 'New York, New Music 1980-86': Museum of the City of New York (2021). More on Rapture: The music video made its U.S. television debut on Solid Gold on January 31, 1981, and became the first rap video ever broadcast on MTV. Set in the East Village, much of the video is a one-take scene of Debbie Harry dancing down the street, passing by graffiti artists, Uncle Sam, an American Indian, child ballet dancer, and a goat. Fab Five Freddy...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Inkjet

Bob Marley photograph Detroit 1978 by Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Bobby Marley Photograph by Leni Sinclair: Reggae icon, Bob Marley, 1978 by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair: 2016's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist. Photographed by S...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Photography

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Inkjet

"Big Donuts at Tiffany's" Large photographic arrangement of Donuts on canvas
Located in Southampton, NY
You have read about the extraordinary donut portraits by Candice CMC on social media world-wide and we are excited and proud to represent her work. We have included in this listing a...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Photography

Materials

Archival Ink, Canvas

BASQUIAT Gray photograph 1979 (Basquiat Gray 1979)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Jean-Michel Basquiat Photograph by Nick Taylor of Gray: This rare Basquiat photograph was taken from Nicholas Taylor’s well-documented portfolio exploring his friendship with Jean-Michel Basquiat - a friendship which began when both collaborated on the historic New York No Wave band, “GRAY” in the late 1970s; before the two briefly lived together in the East Village. Selections from Taylor's portfolio were most notably exhibited as part of the Basquiat retrospective at London's Barbican in 2017 and have been featured in numerous noteworthy publications on Basquiat. "Basquiat knew funk, jazz and what was up. How many people were equally versed in Miles Davis and Funkadelic, Charlie Parker and Bootsy Collins, Thelonious Monk and the JBs?" (Glenn O'Brien, 'Gray Matters,' GQ, 2011) Archival Inkjet Print. 11 x 14 inches (including borders). Edition of 50. Arrives signed, titled and numbered by Taylor on the reverse. Excellent overall condition. Provided directly by artist. Lot 180 Gallery NY is an authorized dealer rep of Nick Taylor. Related exhibitions featuring this work: Basquiat: Boom for Real; Barbican London; September 2017-January 2018. Museum of the City of New York (NY, New Music: 1980-1986): 2021. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Seeing Loud: Basquiat and Music): 2022. Nicholas Taylor (American, b. 1953) is a renowned photographer and musician. Taylor moved to New York in 1977 to pursue a career as a photographer and it was through the vibrant New York art scene that he came to know the young artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. It was, in fact, his intimate portfolio of photographs documenting his friendship with Basquiat that rocketed Taylor to fame. The two would collaborate in the No Wave band “Gray” before Taylor launched a successful career as a DJ famous for track-looping (named "DJ High Priest" by Basquiat). His track “Suicide Mode” would later be used in the soundtrack for Julian Schnabel’s 1996 film “Basquiat." Exhibitions: Basquiat: Boom For Real at the Barbican Centre, London (9/21/17- Present) Literature/Catalog Raisonne: Basquiat: Boom For Real (Eleanor Nairne/Dieter Buchart) Jean-Michel Basquiat: King For A Decade (Taka Kawachi) Jean-Michel Basquiat: 1981, Studio of The Street (Diego Cortez) For further history on Basquiat & his group Gray, please see: "Gray Matters," by Glenn O'Brien (GQ magazine, 4/21/11) "We formed a band: Jean-Michel Basquiat and the New York noise underground," The New Statesman, 9/29/17 "Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat" (New York Times 9/22/17) Glenn O'Brien, "Gray Matters," GQ Magazine April, 2011: "Gray’s approach to music was having heard music, to approach instruments and sound systems the way one would pick up a strange machine and try to intuit its operation and function. Since Basquiat didn’t know guitar technique, it seemed like a good idea to play one with a steel file. Michael Holman discovered that you could achieve a very nice effect by pulling masking tape off the skin of a snare drum... And then there was the clarinet that Basquiat liked to walk around with, that was as much a scepter and wand as wind instrument. This utterly charming 27-track album is chock full of the road not taken, which sounds so right just now. It is refreshingly stripped of flagrant virtuosity but it is conceived brilliantly, played perfectly, and arranged impeccably... If a wine can have notes of chocolate, leather, licorice, and tobacco, then this record can have notes of William DeVaughn, Willie Hutch, Marcel Duchamp, Larry Coryell, the Modernaires, Sergio Mendez...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

Materials

Inkjet

"Girl with Pearl Donut" 60x48" Photographic arrangement of Donuts on Rag Paper
Located in Southampton, NY
You have read about the extraordinary donut portraits by Candice CMC on social media world-wide and we are excited and proud to represent her work. I have included in this listing an image from some of the world-wide Social Media Buzz on Candice CMC This large one of a kind photo arrangement titled "Girl with Pearl Donut" by Candice CMC features a donut created image inspired by the iconic painting "Girl with Pearl Earring...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Photography

Materials

Rag Paper, Archival Ink

"Butterfly 5" (FRAMED) Photography 16" x 16" in Edition 1/20 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"Butterfly 5" (FRAMED) Photography 16" x 16" in Edition 1/20 by Giuliano Bekor Title: Butterfly B12 Year: 2018 Print size: 16" x 16" Inch Framed size: 20" x 20" Inch Edition: 1/20 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Plexiglass, Archival Pigment

Girl With A Gun, Patti Astor East Village photo 1977 (The Foreigner)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
"Girl With A Gun" Actress and legendary downtown NY scenester Patti Astor, photographed on the set of "The Foreigner" by celebrated New York underground photographer Fernando Natalic...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Photography

Materials

C Print

FELA KUTI photograph Detroit 1986 (Leni Sinclair Fela Kuti)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
“Fela in Detroit” by Leni Sinclair: This much iconic Fela Kuti photograph was captured by legendary Detroit counter cultural photographer Leni Sinclair, 2016’s Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of the year. Of recent note, this image has been featured in The New York Times article 'The Legacy of Fela Kuti’s Music of Resistance: Hear 15 Essential Songs'. This photo is perhaps the most famed concert of Fela ever taken. Shot by Sinclair at Detroit's historic Fox...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

Materials

Inkjet

"M14" Photography (FRAMED) 48" x 48" inch Edition 4/12 by Giuliano Bekor
Located in Culver City, CA
"M14" Photography 48" x 48" inch Edition 4/12 by Giuliano Bekor 48 x 48" inch Limited edition of 12 This artwork is printed on the highest resolution archival fine art Kodak metall...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Photography

Materials

Plexiglass, Archival Pigment

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