Pop Art Prints
If the early 1960s New York artists of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and Claes Oldenburg attract you, you may want to consider pop art prints for your personal collection. Our team at Hamilton-Selway, one of the premier contemporary art galleries Los Angeles offers, has curated some of the finest pop art prints in the country and has become a leading supplier of pop art prints across the West Coast. Located in West Hollywood, our team has amassed a collection of modern and pop art that is sure to include something that will be perfectly suited to your tastes.
Hamilton-Selway is a prominent modern art gallery in California where numerous novice and experienced collectors continue to turn to add art to their personal collections. We are committed to providing the finest condition artwork at the best prices, and have established a book of happy clientele across the world. With that being said, let’s take a look at the pop art movement, how it started, the various artists involved in the movement, and learn more about the pop art prints that are currently available in today’s modern art market.
Pop Art Prints for Sale
Following World War II, the United States enjoyed an unparalleled period of economic and political growth. Many middle-class Americans would move to the suburbs, thanks to the seemingly endless availability of inexpensive, mass-produced single-family homes. This was a time when Elvis Presley led the world in a rock and roll revolution, Marilyn Monroe was the reigning queen of the movies and television was replacing radio as the most used media outlet. The world was changing rapidly and art was quickly following.
By the late 1950s and early 1960s, a cultural revolution was underway. Activists, thinkers and artists who sought to rethink and even overturn what they thought was a stifling social order ruled by conformity. This was also the time that mass protests were fueled by the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement was seeking equality, and the women’s liberation movement was gaining momentum.
Following the popularity of the Abstract Expressionists, pop’s reintroduction of identifiable imagery was a major shift. The subject matter became far from the traditional “high art” themes of morality, mythology and classical history; rather, pop artists celebrated common objects and people of everyday life. In a way, pop art would elevate popular culture to the level of fine art.
Today, pop art has become one of the most recognizable styles of modern art. Some of the most recognized names in pop art are Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rosenquist and Oldenburg, although there are a tremendous amount of artists who find pleasure in creating these types of styles. Interestingly, many of the most renowned pop artists began their careers in commercial art. Andy Warhol, for example, was a highly successful magazine illustrator and graphic designer. Ed Ruscha was also a graphic designer, and James Rosenquist started his career as a billboard painter. Their background in the commercial art world would certainly train them in the visual vocabulary of mass culture.
Buy Pop Art Prints for Sale
Whether you’re looking to liven up your walls with pop art prints or have a particular print in mind that you’ve been searching years to find, our team at Hamilton-Selway stands ready to assist you. We proudly house a large inventory of fine artwork in our West Hollywood showroom, and our experts know the actual condition of each print, painting, poster and drawing to help you seamlessly find the piece that best suits your desires. Whether you’re new to buying or are looking to sell your art, we will make the process easy, efficient and successful. Buying and selling art can be intimidating and frustrating, which is why we encourage you to contact us and to work with a proper art gallery that can make the experience fun and fulfilling.
Pop art prints make a great addition to any collection and are the perfect accent for your home or office. Let our team at Hamilton-Selway help you find the perfect piece to suit your needs.
Learn more about the pop art prints currently available to you by browsing this website at your leisure. Here you’ll find everything from Warhol to Rosenquist, and everything in between. Should you have any questions or would like to schedule a time to see one of these prints in person, we are just a phone call away and look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience with you. Connect today to get started!