Pop art is an art movement which started its journey around the mid 1950′s in the USA. Soon to move to the UK this movement was a post-war celebration of everyday objects and their design.
It was British born Richard Hamilton who described Pop Art as being “popular, transient, expendable, low-cost, mass-produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous, and Big Business”. Then along came Andy Warhol, creating images of Marilyn Monroe who sums up this description to a T.
This repetitious image of Monroe shows the lifestyle of a people who have been through the poverty of war and come out the other side – with a fresh approach eager and willing to live one day at a time therefore not looking to the future but becoming a throw-away culture. Is this art era showing the commercialism and abundance of a time of refreshed life?