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"The Bear", Pop Art Silkscreen by Burton Morris
By Burton Morris
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Burton Morris Title: Bear from Heard on the Street Suite Year: 1997 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 375 Image Size: 11 x 14 inches Paper Size: 14 ...
Category

1990s Pop Art Animal Prints

Materials

Screen

You’re such a F@&kin‘ Bear! I love it, Painting, Pop Art, Street Art, pooh bear
By Jay-C
Located in Munich, DE
Edition 5 Pink Painting of Pooh the bear JAY-C – the pseudonym of this innovative young artist known for his subversive use of familiar figures and symbols. Using a distinct and fin...
Category

2010s Street Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Pigment, Archival Pigment

I am So Excited Red Bear Handstand Pop Art Sculpture
Located in Singapore, SG
Title: I am So Excited Limited Edition with Artist Signature
Category

2010s Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Fiberglass

Pompon Bear as an excuse - Miguel Guía Pop Art Nickel layer Sculpture
By Miguel Guía
Located in Madrid, Madrid
Pop Art Sculpture "Pompon Bear as an excuse, Polar Blue" by Miguel Guía. The sculpture is made of a layer of nickel on cold smelting of copper with the base of graphite or marble dus...
Category

2010s Pop Art Still-life Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Pompom bear as an excuse Red fire - Miguel Guía Pop Art Nickel layer Sculpture
By Miguel Guía
Located in Madrid, Madrid
Pop Art Sculpture "Pompom bear as an excuse Red fire" by Miguel Guía. The sculpture is made of a layer of nickel on cold smelting of copper with the base of graphite or marble dust. ...
Category

2010s Pop Art Still-life Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Chocolate Bear
By Alessandra Pierelli
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Thumbtacks and mixed media
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Mixed Media

  • Chocolate Bear
  • Chocolate Bear
  • Chocolate Bear
  • Chocolate Bear
H 5.91 in. W 3.94 in. D 4.73 in.
Hiropon II Bear Solar Citizen Watch, Murakami
By Takashi Murakami
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Takashi Murakami, Japanese (1962 - ) Title: Hiropon II Bear Solar Citizen Watch Year: 1998 Medium: Plush Toy and Watch Edition: 1999 Size: 7 x 8 x 6 in. (17.78 x 20.32 x...
Category

1990s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Polyester

Dear Bear
By Alessandra Pierelli
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Thumbtacks and mixed media, available with and without plexiglas. $500 without plexiglas and $600 with plexiglas.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Mixed Media

  • Dear Bear
  • Dear Bear
  • Dear Bear
  • Dear Bear
H 5.91 in. W 3.94 in. D 4.73 in.
FUN BEAR (SCULPTURE)
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Ar...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

FUN BEAR (SCULPTURE)
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
HOPE BEAR (SCULPTURE)
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

HOPE BEAR (SCULPTURE)
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
Red Bear with A Yellow Flower Art Deco Sculpture Out Door
Located in Singapore, SG
Title: I've Got A Huge Flower Limited Edition with Artist Signature
Category

2010s Pop Art Still-life Sculptures

Materials

Fiberglass

Enjoy my Time! Red Bear Life Size Sculpture Trendy Art
Located in Singapore, SG
Limited Edition with Artist Signature
Category

2010s Pop Art Still-life Sculptures

Materials

Fiberglass

BEES AND A BEAR - porcelain ceramic sculpture with bear, bees and flowers
By Taylor Robenalt
Located in Seattle, WA
Ceramic sculpture of bear, bees and flowers hand-built with porcelain, nichrome wire, glaze, underglaze and luster "Art has been an obsession of mine since I was a little girl. It a...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wire

My Starry Night Sculpture on the Wall Life Size Pop Bear Red
Located in Singapore, SG
Title: My Starry Night Size: 150 x 88 x 39cm Medium: Fiberglass Limited Edition with Artist Signature
Category

2010s Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Fiberglass

Red Bear - Make A Wish - Crystal Ball
Located in Singapore, SG
Title: Red Bear Make A Wish Size: 20 x 18 x 12cm Medium: Polystone With Gift Box: 27 x 15 x 18cm Limited Edition
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Polyurethane

Cloned Polar Bear with pet bottle.
By William Sweetlove
Located in Malmo, SE
Original sculpture 8 ex. Signed/Numbered 1/8 ex. Silver plated bronze. Acquired directly from the artist. Free shipment worldwide. William Sweetlove, born in Ostend, Belgium, in 19...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze, Silver

HAPPY BEAR (FIRST EDITION SCULPTURE)
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (1st edition). Comes in original box. Our gallery COA will also be included. Artwork is...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

Cloned big Polar Bear with pet bottle
By William Sweetlove
Located in Malmo, SE
Original sculpture 8 ex. Acquired directly from the artist. Free shipment worldwide. William Sweetlove, born in Ostend, Belgium, in 1949, unites dadaism with surrealism and pop a...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin

Cloned Polar Bear with pet bottle (red)
By William Sweetlove
Located in Malmo, SE
Original sculpture 8 ex. Signed/Numbered 1/8 ex. Silver plated bronze. Acquired directly from the artist. Free shipment worldwide. William Sweetlove, born in Ostend, Belgium, in 19...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Silver, Bronze

Bears a Resemblance Orange - Signed Silkscreen Print
By George Rodrigue
Located in Mount Laurel, NJ
Artist: George Rodrigue Title: Blue Dog “Bears a Resemblance Orange” Medium: Silkscreen Date: 1995 Edition: 50 Dimensions: 22 X 21” Description: Signed & Unframed Condition...
Category

1990s Pop Art Animal Prints

Materials

Screen

Bears a Resemblance Black - Signed Silkscreen Print
By George Rodrigue
Located in Mount Laurel, NJ
Artist: George Rodrigue Title: Blue Dog “Bears a Resemblance Black” Medium: Silkscreen Date: 1995 Edition: 50 Dimensions: 22 X 21” Description: Signed & Unframed Condition:...
Category

1990s Pop Art Animal Prints

Materials

Screen

Boogie Bear - Black - Signed Silkscreen Print - Blue Dog
By George Rodrigue
Located in Mount Laurel, NJ
Artist: George Rodrigue Title: Blue Dog “Boogie Bear – Black” Medium: Silkscreen Date: 1995 Edition: 35 Dimensions: 27” X 21” Description: Signed & Unframed Condition: Excel...
Category

1990s Pop Art Animal Prints

Materials

Screen

Bearly Spring White - Signed Silkscreen Blue Dog Print
By George Rodrigue
Located in Mount Laurel, NJ
This Blue Dog work consists of a blue bear with a red nose in the center of a white background adorned with yellow and red flowers. The bear has the blue dog soulful yellow eyes. T...
Category

1990s Pop Art Animal Prints

Materials

Screen

White Bear with A Red Heart Shape Toy Life Size Out Door
Located in Singapore, SG
Title: Heart Limited Edition with Artist Signature
Category

2010s Pop Art Still-life Sculptures

Materials

Fiberglass

Sweetheart Memories - Black Yellow - Bear Dog - Signed Silkscreen Print
By George Rodrigue
Located in Mount Laurel, NJ
Artist: George Rodrigue Title: Blue Dog “Sweetheart Memories - Black/Yellow - Bear/Dog” Medium: Silkscreen Date: 1998 Edition: Artist Proof Dimensions: 22 X 34” Description: ...
Category

1990s Pop Art Animal Prints

Materials

Screen

Boogie Bear - Split Font - Signed Silkscreen Print - Blue Dog
By George Rodrigue
Located in Mount Laurel, NJ
Artist: George Rodrigue Title: Blue Dog “Boogie Bear – Split Font” Medium: Silkscreen Date: 1995 Edition: 35 Dimensions: 27” X 21” Description: Signed & Unframed Condition: ...
Category

1990s Pop Art Animal Prints

Materials

Screen

"Spirit Bear" by Pieter Borst, Dutch contemporary, Pop-surrealism
By Pieter Borst
Located in Amsterdam, NH
"Spirit Bear" is a unique work by Dutch artist Pieter Borst. The work was created by the artist in his studio in Haarlem, The Netherlands, in 2014. The artist used mainly brush wo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

Winter Bears-16.5" x 11.75"-Poster-2011-Pop Art-Multicolor
By After Jeff Koons
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Embossed offset lithograph exhibition poster from the Beyeler Foundation in Switzerland. Edition of unknown size.
Category

2010s Prints and Multiples

Materials

Offset

CUDDLY BEAR
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

Samouraï Bear
By David Cintract
Located in Sofia, BG
"Samouraï Bear is a decorated sculpture. It is created by the french artist David Cintract. About the artwork: TECHNIQUE: SCULPTURE in Armour, fiberglass, lacquer, acrylic, stenc...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Fiberglass, Lacquer, Acrylic, Stencil

  • Samouraï Bear
  • Samouraï Bear
  • Samouraï Bear
  • Samouraï Bear
H 86.62 in. W 47.25 in. D 39.38 in.
LOVE BEAR
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box. Certificate of authenticity issued by our gallery is...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

  • LOVE BEAR
  • LOVE BEAR
  • LOVE BEAR
  • LOVE BEAR
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
JOY BEAR (SCULPTURE)
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

FUN BEAR (SCULPTURE)
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Ar...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

FUN BEAR (SCULPTURE)
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
HOPE BEAR (SCULPTURE)
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Ar...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

HOPE BEAR (SCULPTURE)
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
Jeff Koons-Winter Bears-50.25" x 35.25"-Poster-2012-Pop Art-Multicolor-Sculpture
By After Jeff Koons
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Exhibition Poster for Banality, 1988 'Winter Bears' is a gaudy, polished and oversized polychrome wood sculpture by Jeff Koons that was produced for an exhibition entitled ‘Banality...
Category

2010s Prints and Multiples

Materials

Offset

HOUSEBALL WITH FALLEN TOY BEAR
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Aventura, FL
Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 50. Artwork in excellent condition. Additional images are available upon request. Certificate of Authenticity is included. Please do not...
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Pigment, Paper

Pompom bear as an excuse Red fire - Miguel Guía Pop Art Nickel layer Sculpture
By Miguel Guía
Located in Madrid, Madrid
Pop Art Sculpture "Pompom bear as an excuse Red fire" by Miguel Guía. The sculpture is made of a layer of nickel on cold smelting of copper with the base of graphite or marble dust. ...
Category

2010s Pop Art Still-life Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

HOPE BEAR
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

HOPE BEAR
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
FUN BEAR
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

FUN BEAR
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
JOY BEAR
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

  • JOY BEAR
  • JOY BEAR
  • JOY BEAR
  • JOY BEAR
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
FUN BEAR
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

FUN BEAR
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
HOPE BEAR
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

HOPE BEAR
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
CUDDLY BEAR
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

CUDDLY BEAR
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
LOVE BEAR
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

LOVE BEAR
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
JOY BEAR
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

  • JOY BEAR
  • JOY BEAR
  • JOY BEAR
  • JOY BEAR
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
CUDDLY BEAR
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

  • CUDDLY BEAR
  • CUDDLY BEAR
  • CUDDLY BEAR
  • CUDDLY BEAR
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
LOVE BEAR
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

  • LOVE BEAR
  • LOVE BEAR
  • LOVE BEAR
  • LOVE BEAR
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
LOVE BEAR
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

  • LOVE BEAR
  • LOVE BEAR
  • LOVE BEAR
  • LOVE BEAR
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
Jeff Koons-Winter Bears-16.5" x 11.75"-Poster-2011-Pop Art-Multicolor
By Jeff Koons
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Embossed offset lithograph exhibition poster from the Beyeler Foundation in Switzerland.
Category

2010s Prints and Multiples

Materials

Offset

JOY BEAR (SCULPTURE)
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

  • JOY BEAR (SCULPTURE)
  • JOY BEAR (SCULPTURE)
  • JOY BEAR (SCULPTURE)
  • JOY BEAR (SCULPTURE)
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
HOPE BEAR (SCULPTURE)
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

HOPE BEAR (SCULPTURE)
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
THE BEAR
By Burton Morris
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed numbered by the artist. From 'Herd On The Street Portfolio.' Framed size 21.25 x 24.5 in. Image size 11 x 15 in. Sheet size: 14 x 17 in. Edition HC of 35. Artwork is ...
Category

1990s Pop Art Portrait Prints

Materials

Paper, Screen

HOPE BEAR (SCULPTURE)
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (2nd edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

HOPE BEAR (SCULPTURE)
H 5.8 in. W 5.8 in. D 3.3 in.
Jeff Koons-Winter Bears-50.25" x 35.25"-Poster-2012-Pop Art-Multicolor-Sculpture
By Jeff Koons
Located in Brooklyn, NY
'Winter Bears' is a gaudy, polished and oversized polychrome wood sculpture by Jeff Koons that was produced for an exhibition entitled ‘Banality’ in 1988, and currently is owned by t...
Category

2010s Prints and Multiples

Materials

Offset

HAPPY BEAR (FIRST EDITION)
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (1st edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

HAPPY BEAR (FIRST EDITION)
By Romero Britto
Located in Aventura, FL
Poly resin sculpture. Britto signature stamped on lower right. From the edition of 4000 (1st edition). Comes in original box with Britto studio certificate of authenticity. Artw...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Polymer

Smokey the Bear, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By Brian Nash
Located in Yardley, PA
I'm a child of New England in the 60's. I grew up in Boston, and spent my summers at my grandfather's house on Cape Cod and on my dad's boat on Nantucket. I have such fond memorie...
Category

2010s Pop Art Paintings

Materials

Oil

Smokey the Bear
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in New Orleans, LA
This op art / pop art piece creates the suggestion of a camp fire ablaze in a forest, thus the name, Smokey the Bear. Nicholas Krushenick created this lithograph at the Tamarind Ins...
Category

1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Bear with Chains by Jan Huling, Beaded Toy Sculpture
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
In each of Hulings constructions, surface design is the key component. Czech seed beads adorn objects in colorful patterns, camouflaging their original circumstance, allowing us to s...
Category

2010s Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Mixed Media

"Sweet Portrait" - 1400 hand cast resin Gummy Bears
Located in New York, NY
About: Kevin Champeny was born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin. Champeny began drawing before he could speak and says art was something he always felt compelled to create. He attend...
Category

2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Epoxy Resin, Panel, Pigment

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Bear Pop Art For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the piece of bear pop art you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. You can easily find an example made in the Art Deco style, while we also have 2 Art Deco versions to choose from as well. Finding the perfect item from our selection of bear pop art may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right choice in our collection of bear pop art for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of black, gray, brown and beige. Creating an object in our assortment of bear pop art has been a part of the legacy of many artists, but those crafted by Romero Britto, George Rodrigue, Miguel Guía, William Sweetlove and Alessandra Pierelli are consistently popular. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in plastic, organic material and resin.

How Much is a Bear Pop Art?

The price for a piece of bear pop art in our collection starts at $118 and tops out at $57,650 with the average selling for $350.

A Close Look at pop-art Art

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

Pop art started in Britain 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 Andy Warhol, whose clever appropriation of motifs and images helped to transform the artistic style into a lifestyle. Most of the best-known Pop artists 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 American Pop artist. 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 a collection of Pop art prints, photography and other works on 1stDibs.