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How has Pop Art Influenced Us?

Updated: Feb 22, 2022

Emerged in the UK in mid 1950s and instigated by progressive artists like Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton, Pop Art wouldn’t be a true movement if it didn’t move across the pond to the States where artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenburg redefined what would become an international phenomenon. By creating pieces inspired by mass culture, cults and everyday objects while trying to blur the lines between high art and low culture, Pop Art became one of contemporary art’s most recognizable styles, influencing music, culture and society as a whole. It has also paved a way for young artists who grew up surrounded by over saturated popular culture.




As the art world shifted from art objects to installations during the 70s, Pop Art became less popular but thanks to artists such as Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami, who lead the way to the renaissance movement – taking inspirations from objects that are not usually considered art such as vacuum cleaners and basketballs and making way into the art galleries as “Pop –meets – ready made!


Pop Art has influenced each and everything in a number of ways and all thanks to artists such as Warhol & amp; Murakami who brought pop art into the spotlight.


1. Music:


Murakami designed the cover for Kanye West’s 2007 album, graduation where

he used his signature style and depicted a ‘dropout bear’ mascot leaving the

fictional college Universe City.



Koons handled the artwork for Lady Gaga’s 2013 album Artpop, where he

created a lifelike structure for the launch party, fusing hip hop, punk and street

culture influences.



2. Interior design:


Italian Label Seletti and manufacturer Gufram defined the cultural crossover

through aspects of graphic art and marketing.



Bold, irreverent and funny is what pop art is all about and to add that to

interiors makes a place instantly recognizable as well as tasteful. This is

probably the most recognizable artistic style in the world and it never muted.


3. Pop Art is an Attitude:


If it’s not realistic, you’re on the right track. It’s not about realism. It’s about Pop. It’s

about making things pop out and look different from the ordinary; make them

extraordinary! So, your attitude is what makes something ‘pop’. Pop isn’t always big

cartoons but making familiar things look different. Go over the top but don’t forget

COLORS. ARE. CRUCIAL.