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Robert Mars Art

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Juxtaposing the faces of iconic celebrities with patterns reminiscent of quilting and folk art, Robert Mars (b. 1969) considers the many facets of American popular culture through the lens of advertising.

In Mars’s mixed-media works, brand names are collaged beneath the visages of mid-century stars such as Elvis, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy, with neon lighting and shiny coats of resin on wood panels lending each piece the allure of a covetable consumer object.

Born in New Jersey, Mars studied at the Parsons School of Design and worked for a time as a graphic designer. His cultural mash-ups draw on imagery from his collection of vintage magazines. Combining enlarged Xerox transfers and boldly painted colors in several built-up layers, his works recall the messy remixing of everyday objects by Robert Rauschenberg as well as the explorations of mass reproduction and fame by Andy Warhol. The shape of a Chanel No. 5 bottle, a Louis Vuitton logo and a photograph of Audrey Hepburn are all plucked from mass media as relics of Americana and the obsession with luxury. Distressing the surfaces of the pieces, Mars gives them a timeworn texture, like an old advertisement that might be found on the wall of a roadside gas station, but with a surreal quality in their recontextualized subjects.

The stars and mass-media material in Mars’s work mostly have origins in the 1950s and ’60s, an age that saw the rise of celebrity endorsements during a postwar economic boom in which there were plenty of novel new products to promote. An image of Jackie Kennedy is overlaid with ad copy for Dior; a photograph of a victorious Muhammad Ali is joined with Champion Spark Plugs typography. The nostalgia here is for commerce as much as it is for people who became a brand. In the artist’s dynamic collages, the lines between what, or who, is being packaged and sold are blurred.

Mars has produced commissions for Coca-Cola, was a featured artist for a project with Kari Whitman Interiors and was chosen in 2015 for the cover of Neiman Marcus’s May Book. He has exhibited at the Evansville Museum of Art, Coral Springs Museum of Art and elsewhere.

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Artist: Robert Mars
God Save the Queen
By Robert Mars
Located in New York, NY
Robert Mars God Save the Queen (Elegance is the Word) 2016 Newspapers, magazines, Xerox transfer, and paint collage on wood panel with resin and varnish coating 46 × 46 x 3.4 inches ...
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2010s Pop Art Robert Mars Art

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Resin, Varnish, Mixed Media, Board, Magazine Paper, Newsprint

Igloo Hearts mixed media on wood panel artwork by artist Robert Mars
By Robert Mars
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Mixed media on wood panel with UV epoxy featuring image of Jackie Kennedy by artist Robert Mars, who is known for his use of vintage printed material such as magazines, newspapers an...
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2010s Pop Art Robert Mars Art

Materials

Epoxy Resin, Mixed Media, Wood Panel

Heart's Arms
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and the icons of the 195...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Robert Mars Art

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Resin, Mixed Media, Panel

Coat Check
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and the icons of the 195...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Robert Mars Art

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Resin, Mixed Media, Panel

You've Got a Lot to Like
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Mixed Media, Panel, UV Resin Robert Mars uses art to express nostalgia for a time before he was born. An artistic descendent of Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, he explores Amer...
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2010s Pop Art Robert Mars Art

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Resin, Mixed Media, Panel

Chanel No. 5
By Robert Mars
Located in Greenwich, CT
Mixed media on wood panel with neon tubing. A dimmer for the neon installed on the side of the painting. Currently it is wired for US electricity but can be adjusted for European s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Robert Mars Art

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Mixed Media

New World O Youth (Sophia)
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Mixed Media on Panel with UV Resin Neon Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with the Golden Age of American...
Category

2010s Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Mixed Media, Wood Panel

No Stranger to Love
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Mixed Media on Panel with UV Resin Neon Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with the Golden Age of American...
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2010s Robert Mars Art

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Resin, Mixed Media, Wood Panel

PROVOCATIVE MARILYN
By Robert Mars
Located in Tulsa, OK
Provocative Marilyn is a blue, red, turquoise, and black contemporary pop art mixed media on panel that measures 36 x 36 and is priced at $8,500. Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an ...
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2010s Pop Art Robert Mars Art

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Mixed Media, Panel

Unending Love Audrey (Neon)
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Mixed Media on Panel with UV Resin Neon Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with the Golden Age of American...
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2010s Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Mixed Media, Wood Panel

Light of Day
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Mixed Media on Panel with UV Resin Neon Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with the Golden Age of American...
Category

2010s Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Mixed Media, Wood Panel

Long Distance Runaround
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Mixed Media, Panel, UV Resin Robert Mars uses art to express nostalgia for a time before he was born. An artistic descendent of Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, he explores Amer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Robert Mars Art

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Resin, Mixed Media, Panel

Shall We Go On
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and the icons of the 195...
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2010s Pop Art Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Mixed Media, Panel

Purple Haze (as sung by Jimi Hendrix)
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Acrylic and Vintage Ephemera on Wood Panel with UV Epoxy Resin Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with th...
Category

2010s Robert Mars Art

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Resin, Mixed Media, Wood Panel

Robert Mars, Mixed Media on Panel, OUT OF STEP WITH THE WORLD (Debbie Harry)
By Robert Mars
Located in Tulsa, OK
OUT OF STEP WITH THE WORLD by Robert Mars is Mixed Media on Panel that measures 48.00 X 36.00 in and is priced at $11,300.00. Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving fascination...
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2010s Pop Art Robert Mars Art

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Resin, Mixed Media, Panel

Cinemascope
By Robert Mars
Located in Tulsa, OK
ROBERT MARS Cinemascope • watercolor paper 300gsm cold press 19.00w x 25.00h x 1.00d in $2,500.00
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2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

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Watercolor

Triumph
By Robert Mars
Located in Tulsa, OK
ROBERT MARS Triumph • watercolor paper 300gsm cold press 19.00w x 25.00h x 1.00d in $2,500.00
Category

2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

Materials

Watercolor

Surgical Focus
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and the icons of the 195...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Mixed Media, Panel

She Talks In Rainbows
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Mixed Media on Panel with UV Resin Neon Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with the Golden Age of American...
Category

2010s Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Mixed Media, Wood Panel

All Transistor
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and the icons of the 195...
Category

2010s Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Mixed Media, Panel

Break My Heart Sweetly
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and the icons of the 195...
Category

2010s Pop Art Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Mixed Media, Panel

Bardot Original Acrylic, spray paint, vintage papers and Epoxy Resin on wood
By Robert Mars
Located in Southampton, NY
This work by the internationally collected artist Robert Mars features Brigitte Bardot and is titled "For the Sake of the Song". The art measures 30 x24" it is a unique one of a kin...
Category

2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

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Acrylic, Resin, Spray Paint, Wood Panel

Just A Deck of Cards
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and the icons of the 195...
Category

2010s Pop Art Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Mixed Media, Panel

Cloud Nine (as sung by The Temptations)
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Acrylic and Vintage Ephemera on Wood Panel with UV Epoxy Resin Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with th...
Category

2010s Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Mixed Media, Wood Panel

Where Eagles Dare
By Robert Mars
Located in Napa, CA
Robert Mars’ graphic compositions and rich colors provide an ideal medium in which to explore his fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and the icons of the 195...
Category

2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Mixed Media, Panel

SEE THE LIGHT PALMS
By Robert Mars
Located in Tulsa, OK
SEE THE LIGHT PALMS by artist Robert Mars is a Mixed Media on Panel that measures 36.00 X 36.00 in and is priced at $8,500.00. Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving fascinatio...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN
By Robert Mars
Located in Tulsa, OK
A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN by artist Robert Mars is a Mixed Media on Panel that measures 60.00 X 40.00 in and is priced at $15,000.00. Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving fas...
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2010s Pop Art Robert Mars Art

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Mixed Media

Robert Mars, Mixed Media on Panel, SAILIN’ ON
By Robert Mars
Located in Tulsa, OK
SAILIN’ ON by Robert Mars is Mixed Media on Panel that measures 60.00 X 40.00 in and is priced at $14,000.00. Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving fascination with the Golden...
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2010s Pop Art Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Mixed Media, Panel

Robert Mars, Mixed Media on Panel, WHERE EAGLES DARE (Mick Jagger)
By Robert Mars
Located in Tulsa, OK
WHERE EAGLES DARE by Robert Mars is Mixed Media on Panel that measures 48.00 X 36.00 in and is priced at $11,300.00. Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving fascination with the...
Category

2010s Pop Art Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Mixed Media, Panel

Robert Mars, Mixed Media on Panel, WE’RE ONLY GONNA DIE
By Robert Mars
Located in Tulsa, OK
WE’RE ONLY GONNA DIE by Robert Mars is Mixed Media on Panel that measures 42.00 X 42.00 in and is priced at $11,100.00. Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving fascination with ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

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Resin, Mixed Media, Panel

NO MORE WORKHORSE BLUES
By Robert Mars
Located in Tulsa, OK
NO MORE WORKHORSE BLUES by artist Robert Mars is a Mixed Media on Panel that measures 40.00 X 50.00 in and is priced at $11,300.00. Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving fasci...
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2010s Pop Art Robert Mars Art

If This Is Goodbye
By Robert Mars
Located in Greenwich, CT
Robert Mars. Mars has produced a body of artwork from his studio in Connecticut that celebrates the commonplace objects and brands and icons of an America long past in a thoroughly m...
Category

2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

Materials

Epoxy Resin, Wood, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Made You Look " - pop, iconic, celebrity, Rolling Stones, Stones, rock, band
By Robert Mars
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Robert MARS’ compelling and evocative works are an homage to the Post War icons of Hollywood and Fashion. Romantic and seductive, these reinterpreted images continue to resonate with...
Category

2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Acrylic, Panel

Undying Love
By Robert Mars
Located in Greenwich, CT
Robert Mars. Mars has produced a body of artwork from his studio in Connecticut that celebrates the commonplace objects and brands and icons of an America long past in a thoroughly m...
Category

2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

Materials

Epoxy Resin, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Wood Panel

"Keep my Spirit Alive" - Muhammad Ali, Cassius Clay, pop, The Greatest, iconic
By Robert Mars
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Robert MARS’ compelling and evocative works are an homage to the Post War icons of Hollywood and Fashion. Romantic and seductive, these reinterpreted images continue to resonate with...
Category

2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Acrylic, Panel

"Book of Matches" - Tina Turner, TINA, pop, iconic, Queen of Rock 'n' Roll
By Robert Mars
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Robert MARS’ compelling and evocative works are an homage to the Post War icons of Hollywood and Fashion. Romantic and seductive, these reinterpreted images continue to resonate with...
Category

2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Acrylic, Panel

"Sake of the Song" - pop, iconic, celebrity, Beatles, rock, band, @thebeatles
By Robert Mars
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Robert MARS’ compelling and evocative works are an homage to the Post War icons of Hollywood and Fashion. Romantic and seductive, these reinterpreted images continue to resonate with...
Category

2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

Materials

Resin, Acrylic, Panel

Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars
By Robert Mars
Located in Greenwich, CT
This new body of work strikes a balance between chaos and control. Employing concepts rooted in abstract expressionism, I begin with multicolored paint layers of loose and dynamic br...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Mars Art

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Varnish, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Wood Panel

The Lives Inside the Lines of Your Hands
By Robert Mars
Located in Greenwich, CT
Robert Mars. Mars has produced a body of artwork from his studio in Connecticut that celebrates the commonplace objects and brands and icons of an America long past in a thoroughly m...
Category

2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Epoxy Resin, Wood

Sell Me Your Blues
By Robert Mars
Located in Sea Bright, NJ
"Sell Me Your Blues" by artist Robert Mars is an exemplary, Mixed Media work of art that measures 18 inches by 18 inches on canvas. This is a unique work and is signed by the artist...
Category

2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media

Cocktails
By Robert Mars
Located in Sea Bright, NJ
"Cocktails" by artist Robert Mars is an exemplary, Mixed Media work of art that measures 16 inches by 20 inches on canvas. This is a unique work and is signed by the artist. Robert ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media

The Lives Inside the Lines of Your Hands (Marilyn Monroe)
By Robert Mars
Located in Greenwich, CT
Robert Mars uses vintage ephemera, a play of pattern, color, words, and light to evoke the rich and layered history that Kate Moss brings to celebrity culture.
Category

2010s Contemporary Robert Mars Art

Materials

Mixed Media

Robert Mars art for sale on 1stDibs

Find wide variety of authentic Robert Mars art available for sale on 1stDibs. You can find work that includes elements of pink, red and other colors if you are browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom. You can also browse by medium to find art by Robert Mars in mixed media, panel, organic material and more. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 21st Century and Contemporary, and is mostly associated with the Pop Art style. Not every interior allows for large Robert Mars art, so small editions measuring 16 inches across are available. Customers interested in this artist might also find the work of Skylar Fein, Kim Fonder and Francie Hester.. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,850 and tops out at $27,000, while the average work can sell for $11,367.

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