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Pop art

Pop art was an artistic movement that emerged in the late 1950s in England and the United States. Characterized by themes and techniques drawn from mass culture, such as advertising and comic books, Pop Art is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism. Pop art, like pop music, aimed to incorporate popular as opposed to elitist culture into art, and targeted a broad audience.

The term was coined in 1958 by British critic Laurence Alloway (in response to works by Richard Hamilton, among others) and a "pop" movement was widely recognized by the mid-1960s. In the meantime, the movement was sometimes called Neo-Dada, a name which reveals some of the thinking behind this type of art, and the strong influence of dada pioneer Marcel Duchamp on such seminal pop figures as Hamilton, Jasper Johns, and Andy Warhol.

Notable Pop artists

Peter Blake
Derek Boshier
Patrick Caulfield
Jim Dine
Richard Hamilton
Robert Indiana
Jasper Johns
Allen Jones
Yayoi Kusama
Roy Lichtenstein
Peter Max
Claes Oldenburg
Mel Ramos
Robert Rauschenberg
James Rosenquist
Ed Ruscha
Wayne Thiebaud
Andy Warhol
Tom Wesselmann
Philip Guston