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Love, Pop Art Serigraph by Max Epstein
By Max Epstein
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Max Epstein, Canadian (1932 - 2002) Title: Love Year: 1980 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 295 Image Size: 29 x 18.5 inches Size: 35 in. x ...
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1980s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Greatest Supper_peace & love pop art giclee print, ready to ship
By Shiro Utafusa
Located in Kuala Lumpur, MY
"Greatest Supper" is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper". Japanese artist Shiro Utafusa converts the concept of Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" to more joyful and pleasa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Canvas, Giclée

White Dragon painted on gold leaf, peace & love pop art, oil on board available
By Shiro Utafusa
Located in Kuala Lumpur, MY
Shiro Utafusa is best known of “Kuru Kuru Atama” ( Curly Hair Boys ) which is an adorable series of paintings to share love and happiness with people. "White Dragon" highlights his l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Gold Leaf

With Star Crumb Adventure in the Ocean, peace & love pop art oil on canvas
By Shiro Utafusa
Located in Kuala Lumpur, MY
Japanese artist Shiro Utafusa was motivated via the drawing class while he studied the second years of design course. In the third year, he started doodling the character “Curly Hair...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Love Wine
By Brett Hammond - Pop Art
Located in Napa, CA
Brett Hammond’s spray-painted canvas panels pay homage to pop art traditions as he explores his own interests in satire, drama, and romantic tension. Above all, his work is smart, fu...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Love Love Love, mixed media with gold leaf, 2022, pop art, 4'5'', by Rubinstein
By Patrick Rubinstein
Located in PARIS, FR
This unique 4'5'' artwork was realized with 22-carat gold leaf and black glitter dust. The word 'Love' can be seen all over the composition. The creator is French-born Patrick Rubins...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Color

Love, Framed Pop Art Serigraph
By Max Epstein
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Max Epstein, Canadian (1932 - 2002) Title: Love Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 295 Image Size: 29 x 18.5 inches Frame: 34 x 25 inches
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1980s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Love Pop
By Amber Goldhammer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles artist Amber Goldhammer paints dramatic abstract compositions in acrylic on canvas featuring energetic brushstrokes. Goldhammer uses her contemporary paintings to express...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Mixed Media

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Canvas, Latex, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

I love Berlin (Pop Art, Street Art, Urban Art)
By El Bocho
Located in Kansas City, MO
El Bocho I love Berlin (Pop Art, Street Art, Urban Art) 3D-construction Year: 2021 Signed and numbered by hand, on verso Edition: 25 Size: 22.6 × 15.8 inches COA provided Urban Ar...
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2010s Street Art Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Lithograph

'Love 1.1' Framed Canvas Original Pop Art by Arianna Tascione
By Arianna Tascione
Located in Chattanooga, TN
'Love 1.1' Framed Canvas Original Pop Art features dried rosebuds forming the word "Love," layered with resin and then adorned with colorful paint splatters in tones of pink, green, ...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Glass, Acrylic

M Loves M (Pop Art, Street Art, Urban Art, Disney, Mickey)
By Agent X
Located in Kansas City, MO
Agent X M Loves M (Pop Art, Street Art, Urban Art, Disney, Mickey) Digital Print on Archival Paper Year: 2021 Edition: 125 Size: 30 x 30 in - 78 x 78 cm Signed COA provided (gallery ...
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2010s Street Art Prints and Multiples

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Archival Paper, Digital

I Love Montmartre, color print, 2021, contemporary pop kinetic art, 30 inches
By Patrick Rubinstein
Located in PARIS, FR
This 27 inches kinetic contemporary pop artwork was made by the French artist Patrick Rubinstein in 2021 and depicts portraits of important figures and major pop art elements. Editio...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Color

Love Pops
By Dina Goldstein
Located in Montreal, Quebec
My latest project, Modern Girl, extrapolates upon past themes of commercialism and identity within Western culture by creating reimagined ad campaigns based upon the famous “pin-up g...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Photography

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Photographic Paper

All You Need Is Love II, Contemporary Pop Art Painting
Located in Brecon, Powys
Walshe's homage to his 1960s Liverpool roots and the Beatles
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"The Only Thing" -- kinetic, pop art, pop culture, love, amour, art optic,
By Patrick Rubinstein
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Mixed Media & 22 carats golden leaf, black glitter dust - Born in 1960 in Paris, Patrick RUBINSTEIN was influenced early on by that generation’s innovators, Pop culture’s icons fro...
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2010s Kinetic Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media

Love Spray, color print, 2020, contemporary pop kinetic art, 30 inches
By Patrick Rubinstein
Located in PARIS, FR
This 30 inches kinetic contemporary pop artwork was made by the French artist Patrick Rubinstein in 2020 and depicts major pop art elements, including a Chanel bottle perfume. Feel...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Color

Pop Art - Sculpture - Art - Resin - Gillie and Marc - Rabbitwoman - Heart Love
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: She gave her heart to her one love Authentic resin sculpture Limited Edition / 100 World Famous Contemporary Artists: Husband and wife team, Gillie and Marc, are New York and...
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Resin

Love - modern art mixed media jewel artwork portrait pop artwork
By Elizabeth Bessant
Located in London, Chelsea
This original mixed media artwork by Elizabeth Bessant is created using pictures and text cut from 1950’s magazines. The original black and white image has been enhanced by hand by t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media, Screen

Bronze Sculpture - Art - Gillie and Marc - Pop Art - Rabbit - Gold - Pear - Love
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: Rabbitwoman thought a pear in the hand is worth two in the bush Authentic bronze sculpture with gold patina Limited Edition / 15 Rabbitwoman sits in her meditative way contem...
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture - Art - Gillie and Marc - Pop Art - Cat - Gold - Pear - Love
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: Catwoman thought a pear in the hand is worth two in the bush Authentic bronze sculpture with gold patina Limited Edition / 15 Catwoman sits in her meditative way contemplatin...
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture - Art - Gillie and Marc - Pop Art - Love - Rhino - Gold Flower
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: The rhino was in golden bloom Authentic bronze sculpture Limited Edition / 40 This beautiful rhino was radiant, the centre of a golden blooming flower and bursting with life....
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture - Art - Gillie and Marc - Pop Art - Love - Dog - Giggy - Gold
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: Giggy in love Authentic bronze sculpture Limited Edition / 100 Gigolo “Giggy” Vanderpump was one of the sweetest and most stylish dogs ever to grace TV screens. Made famous o...
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Bronze

"Honey Glam" - kinetic, pop art, pop culture, Marilyn Monroe, love, art optic,
By Patrick Rubinstein
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Mixed Media & Black Glitter Dust Born in 1960 in Paris, Patrick RUBINSTEIN was influenced early on by that generation’s innovators, Pop culture’s icons from Warhol to Street artists...
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2010s Kinetic Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media

"Passion Red" -- kinetic, pop art, love, passion, red, pop culture, art optic,
By Patrick Rubinstein
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Mixed media & Silvery leaf - Born in 1960 in Paris, Patrick RUBINSTEIN was influenced early on by that generation’s innovators, Pop culture’s icons from Warhol to Street artists as...
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2010s Kinetic Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media

"Quel Luxe!" -kinetic, pop art, pop culture, chanel, perfume, love, art optic,
By Patrick Rubinstein
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Mixed Media & Black Glitter Dust Born in 1960 in Paris, Patrick RUBINSTEIN was influenced early on by that generation’s innovators, Pop culture’s icons from Warhol to Street artists...
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2010s Kinetic Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media

Heart II LOVE Signed Mixed Media Print, Red Heart Yellow Turquoise Blend Pop Art
By Peter Max
Located in Union City, NJ
Heart II - LOVE is a unique, hand colored mixed media print by the pop culture icon - Peter Max. The image Heart II - LOVE 1981 was printed as a limited edition lithograph of 165, us...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Lithograph

Curtis Kulig Love Me Red screen print (New York pop art)
By Curtis Kulig
Located in NEW YORK, NY
"Love Me," Red Smiley Face screen print by New York based artist Curtis Kulig. Using a most universal symbol, 'The Smiley', Curtis Kulig replaces the eyes with his world renown "Lov...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Screen

"L' Amour a l'Infini" - kinetic, pop art, pop culture, love, amour, art optic,
By Patrick Rubinstein
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Mixed Media & Silvery Leaf & black glitter dust - Born in 1960 in Paris, Patrick RUBINSTEIN was influenced early on by that generation’s innovators, Pop culture’s icons from Warhol...
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2010s Kinetic Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media

Bronze Sculpture - Art - Gillie and Marc - Pop Art - Love - Hippo - Gold
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: The hippo was in golden bloom Authentic bronze sculpture Limited Edition / 40 This beautiful hippo was radiant, the centre of a golden blooming flower and bursting with life....
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Bronze

Pop Art - Sculpture - Art - Resin - Gillie and Marc - Rabbitwoman Butterfly Love
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: She had butterflies in her heart Authentic resin sculpture Limited Edition / 100 World Famous Contemporary Artists: Husband and wife team, Gillie and Marc, are New York and S...
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Resin

Bronze Sculpture - Art - Gillie and Marc - Pop Art - Love - Rhino - Pink Flower
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: The rhino was in bloom Authentic bronze sculpture Limited Edition / 40 This beautiful rhino was radiant, the centre of a pink blooming flower and bursting with life. Inside t...
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Bronze

Pop Art - Sculpture - Art - Resin - Gillie and Marc - Dogman - Heart - Love Kiss
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: He gave his heart to his one love Authentic resin sculpture Limited Edition / 100 World Famous Contemporary Artists: Husband and wife team, Gillie and Marc, are New York and ...
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Resin

Pop Art - Sculpture - Art - Resin - Gillie and Marc - Dogman - Ice Cream - Love
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: He screamed for ice-cream every day Authentic resin sculpture Limited Edition / 100 World Famous Contemporary Artists: Husband and wife team, Gillie and Marc, are New York a...
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Resin

Bronze Sculpture - Art - Gillie and Marc - Pop Art - Love - Hippo Purple Flower
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: The hippo was in bloom Authentic bronze sculpture Limited Edition / 40 This beautiful hippo was radiant, the centre of a purple blooming flower and bursting with life. Inside...
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Bronze

Pop Art - Sculpture - Art - Resin - Gillie and Marc - Love - Rabbit - Dog - Blue
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: Mini Lolly Rabbitgirl and Dogman (blue) Authentic polyresin sculpture Open Edition World Famous Contemporary Artists: Husband and wife team, Gillie and Marc, are New York and...
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Resin

Bronze Sculpture - Art - Gillie and Marc - Pop Art - Love Elephant Gold Flower
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: The elephant was in golden bloom Authentic bronze sculpture Limited Edition / 40 This beautiful elephant was radiant, the centre of a golden blooming flower and bursting with...
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Bronze

“Just a Little Bit of Love Tonight” Red, Orange, Yellow Toned Pop Art Painting
Located in Houston, TX
Vibrant pop art painting by modernist Houston, Texas artist Mario Humberto Kazaz. Bright red painting incorporating five major elements: black and white faded rendering of a model we...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media

Hope From Japan_peace & love landscape pop art giclee print, ready to ship
By Shiro Utafusa
Located in Kuala Lumpur, MY
Japanese artist Shiro Utafusa always delivers optimistic and humanistic messages by his “Curly Hair Boys” series. Several impacts from the COVID-19 Pandemic since 2020 have been caus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Landscape Prints

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Giclée, Canvas

'Love 1.5' Framed Original Pop Artwork by Arianna Tascione
By Arianna Tascione
Located in Chattanooga, TN
'Love 1.5' Framed Canvas Original Pop Art features dried rosebuds forming the word "Love," adorned with colorful paint splatters in tones of purple, blush, blue, yellow, orange, and ...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Canvas, Resin, Mixed Media

Bronze Sculpture - Limited Edition - Pop Art - Vespa - Dog - Rabbit - Gold Love
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: They were always side by side Authentic bronze sculpture with gold patina Limited Edition Wherever they go, Rabbitwoman and Dogman go together. With coffee in hand, they set ...
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Bronze

The Art of Finding Love
By Michael Kalish
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"The Art of Finding Love" — welded aluminum and automotive paint. Each is one of a signed and numbered limited edition of 18. Once the order is finalized, it will take the artist a...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

"I Will Love U in the Morning", Oil and Enamel on Board, Pop Art, Legos, Culture
By John Grande
Located in New York, NY
"I Will Love U in the Morning" by John Grande Oil and enamel paint on board Grande uniquely weaves high-end symbols and icons, using industrial mediums to construct and deconstruct ...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Enamel

Pop Art - Sculpture - Jewellery - Gillie and Marc - Love - Dog - Silver - Ring
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: She had him wrapped around her finger (Dog Ring) Sterling Silver Art Wear Jewellery Set Dimensions 0.5 x 1.3 x 0.8 inch (H*L*W) 0.23 oz t 1.2 x 3.2 x 2 cm (H*L*W) 7 g Size: ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Silver

You can't put a price on love, Painting, Pop Art, Street Art, Cartier, tiger
By Jay-C
Located in Munich, DE
Edition 5 "You can't put a price on love but Cartier, sure does try." A little tiger is lying on the Cartier signet. JAY-C – the pseudonym of this innovative young artist known for ...
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2010s Street Art Animal Paintings

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Mixed Media, Pigment, Archival Pigment

Painting Print - Pop Art - Gillie and Marc - Limited Edition - Rainbow - Love
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: A rainbow of love was always with them Limited Edition Print A limited edition giclée print is the perfect solution especially if you missed out on one of Gillie and Marc’s o...
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2010s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Cotton, Rag Paper, Giclée

Original Painting - Pop Art - Gillie and Marc - Dog - Rabbit - Plane - Love
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: They were leaving on a jet plane and didn't know when they would be back again Original Painting Impasto and enamel on canvas 200 x 135 cm World Famous Contemporary Artists: ...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Cotton

Painting Print - Pop Art - Gillie and Marc - Limited Edition - Vespa - Love
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: They had secret plans Limited Edition Print A limited edition giclée print is the perfect solution especially if you missed out on one of Gillie and Marc’s original paintings...
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2010s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Cotton, Rag Paper, Giclée

Pop Art - Painting Print - Gillie and Marc - Limited Edition - Love - Butterfly
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: Their hearts were filled with love Limited edition Print Gillie and Marc’s paintings are signed, limited-editions and are produced on Entrada Rag Bright 300gsm, 100% acid fre...
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2010s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Cotton, Rag Paper, Giclée

Pop Art - Sculpture - Jewellery - Gillie and Marc - Love - Rabbit - Silver Set
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: They were bosom buddies (Small Rabbit Head Pendant), and She thought they were the perfect fit (Rabbit Ring) Sterling Silver Art Wear Jewellery Set World Famous Contemporary ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Silver

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...
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2010s Street Art Portrait Paintings

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Mixed Media, Pigment, Archival Pigment

Love Hate Addict
By Erik Salin
Located in Nottingham, GB
Incredible colourful and exquisitely finished red and white sculpture Salin explores and challenges the rules and flaws of consumer society by integrating advertisements with every...
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2010s Pop Art Sculptures

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Resin, Fiberglass

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H 12 in. W 20 in. D 12 in.
20 mg Love pill (turquoise and white) - figurative pop sculpture
By Tal Nehoray
Located in New York, NY
This new work by Tal Nehoray is from her latest body of works called "Love Pills". All are ceramic hand made and painted with automotive paint. It comes signed and numbered on the ba...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

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Automotive Paint, Ceramic

20 ML Love pill (pink and red) - figurative pop sculpture
By Tal Nehoray
Located in New York, NY
This new work by Tal Nehoray is from her latest body of works called "Love Pills". All are ceramic hand made and painted with automotive paint. It comes signed and numbered on the ba...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Automotive Paint

20 ML Love pill (black and white) - figurative pop sculpture
By Tal Nehoray
Located in New York, NY
This new work by Tal Nehoray is from her latest body of works called "Love Pills". All are ceramic hand made and painted with automotive paint. It comes signed and numbered on the ba...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Automotive Paint

love
Located in PARIS, FR
FaNu was born in France in 1961. After studying Political Science and International Relations, FaNu dedicated his life to business and proved professionally successful. It was not un...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Paintings

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Acrylic

love
H 76.78 in. W 59.06 in.
I Love Going Phishing!, Oil Painting
By Karen Barton
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />"The title 'I Love Going Phishing!' fits this painting in a very literal way," says artist Karen Barton with a smile. Karen describes her paintings as being o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art More Art

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Oil

"Colorful Hearts" - Original Love Pop Street Art by Gary John on Canvas
By Gary John
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles street artist Gary John exploded onto the international art scene first during Art Basel Miami in 2013. John’s playfully bold work quickly gained attention and he was nam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Painting Print - Pop Art - Gillie and Marc - Limited Edition - Jet Plane - Love
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: They were leaving on a jet plane and didn't know when they would be back again Limited Edition Print A limited edition giclée print is the perfect solution especially if you ...
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2010s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Cotton, Rag Paper, Giclée

Original Painting - Pop Art - Gillie and Marc - Dog - Rabbit - Beach - Love Kiss
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: They loved beach living Original Painting Impasto and enamel on canvas 200 x 135 cm World Famous Contemporary Artists: Husband and wife team, Gillie and Marc, are New York an...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Cotton

Pop Art - Sculpture - Jewellery - Gillie and Marc - Love - Side Car - Silver Set
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: They loved riding side by side (Vespa with side car Pendant), and She knew they would be together forever (Rabbit and Dog Kiss Ring) Sterling Silver Art Wear Jewellery Set Wo...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Silver

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How Much is a Love Pop Art?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a piece of love pop art in our inventory may begin at $120 and can go as high as $170,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,250.

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.