POP ART HISTORY
Pop Art came about in the 1960s partially as a reaction to rising consumerism and kind of secret code talking about the underlying Vietnam War in the background. Like something was askew in the consumerism and its origins. One of the best examples was Andy Warhols Campbell soup can art where he replicated at first exactly the can and later embellished it in outlandish colors. At his opening, a grocery store across from the gallery advertised "we have the real thing" with stacks of Campbell soup that helped sell out the art show. In my Political Pop style, I use multiple layers of pop imagery and Hollywood stars to look underneath the films and commercial things they sell to its absolute truth. This pop imagery continues to be used by many artists and has evolved into the street art world as well.