Pop Art Prints
Browse contemporary pop art prints online at Artland. Just like its namesake Pop Art movement, the subject matter of pop art prints often involves pictures of mainstream society, simultaneously highlighting and critiquing the worn-out or kitschy components of any culture, most frequently by using heavy doses of wit and irony.
Commonplace components such as comic books, advertising images, and everyday manufactured objects are used in the compositions of these pop art prints of pop culture. Historically, pop art prints for sale were, and still often are, the end result of a pop artist’s work, rather than employing the singularity of a traditional canvas in art movements prior.
The creation and distribution of pop art prints are very much connected with the pop artists utilization of mechanical methods for the rendering and reproduction of the imagery used in their artworks. While embracing the commercial advertising techniques of silk-screening, or creating multiple copies of any given work, pop artists then and now attempt to minimize the preciousness of the artist’s hand in the creation of a work and reach as wide an audience as possible, while undermining the idea of originality and exclusivity.
Most ironically, you can now buy pop art prints online that are both an infinite number of multiples of any given artwork and mass produced for consumption, without a single ‘artist’s hand’ involved. Incredible!