Who is the best new pop artist

8 Pop Art Artists You Should Know

From Peter Blake's signature collages to Evelyne Axell's depictions of the female body, Musement takes a look at eight of the most famous pop artists.

No matter how you feel about it, there's no denying that Pop Art is compelling. It's impossible not to be drawn to the colorful, creative works - the movement began in the 1950s when artists decided to deviate from tradition and create art they enjoyed more, and the rest is history. Here's a look at eight prominent Pop Art artists who have made a lasting mark on the movement.

1. Andy Warhol, 1928-1987

There is probably no other artist who can be equated with Pop Art as much as Andy Warhol. As a commercial graphic artist, Warhol took inspiration from celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and advertisements like Campbell’s soup cans to create works that stand not only for Pop Art, but also for the 20th century. His New York studio, the Factory, was frequented by artists, intellectuals, and various other famous contemporaries.

2. Roy Lichtenstein 1923-1997

Once you've seen a work by Roy Lichenstein, its aesthetic is easy to see. Known for his parodies, this American pop artist created works that were inspired by comics and cartoons. Among his most famous are Drowning Girl (1963) in MoMA and Whaam! (1963) at Tate Modern in London.

3. Keith Haring (1958-1990)

Keith Haring played an important role in the New York art scene in the 1980s. He was an artist and social activist whose work was inspired by graffiti and was first seen on the streets and subways of New York City. In fact, he is one of the first artists to bridge the gap between street art and museums. Among his most famous works are Crack is Whack (1986), a mural on the corner of Second Avene and 128th Street, and Tuttomundo (1989), a mural on the subject of world peace on the wall of the Church of Sant’Antonio in Pisa. More works can be found in various museums and galleries around the world.

4. Pauline Boty (1938-1966)

As the only painter in the British Pop Art movement (which she co-founded by chance), Pauline Boty disregarded the constraints of the patriarchal art world with her “rebellious art”. Her work exuded feminism and sexuality, and she often turned the tables, depicting men as sex symbols. She sadly died of cancer when she was only 28 years old. Your portrait of Marilyn Monroe, The Only Blonde in the World, (1963) is located on Tate St. Ives.

5. George Condo (1957 - present)

The work of this American artist, who refined his talent in Warhol's Factory, is extremely idiosyncratic and combines Pop Art with an almost comic-like representation, which is often undermined with a trace of surrealism. Some of his works are even reminiscent of Picasso's. See his Mental States (2000) in the Tate Modern and Diaries of Milan, 1984 in MoMA.

6. Evelyne Axell (1935-1972)

This Belgian pop artist is best known for her daring interpretations of women, either nudes or silhouettes, embracing feminine sexuality. She also went through a "nature and environment" phase in which she focused on landscapes and the wonders of nature. Most of her works contain a psychedelic element. Among her most important pictures are ice cream (1964) at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Valentine (1966) in the Tate Modern and Le Glacier (1972) in the Mumok in Vienna. Facebook tried to censor the former when the Philadelphia Museum of Art used the image in an ad promoting an "International Pop" exhibition.

7. Sir Peter Blake (1932 - present)

Nicknamed “The Godfather of British Pop Art,” Peter Blake is perhaps well known for the artwork on Beatles icon Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, as well as albums for other artists such as Eric Clapton and The Who. While this is undoubtedly impressive, its influence on Pop Art goes much deeper. One of his most popular means of expression are pretty collages that are created from images of pop culture combined with vivid colors and shapes. Queen Elizabeth II knighted him in 2002. Be Self Portrait with Badges (1961) can be seen in Tate Britain and Studio Track-Board (1972) in Tate Modern alongside many of his other works.

View this post on Instagram

🚨 # gatmembersales🚨 Sources of Pop Art lV by Sir Peter Blake. This lovely screen print is available from member dealer Lougher Contemporary on the Global Art Traders website. Please click the link in our bio for more information in regards to edition, medium, price etc. @loughercontemporary Widely regarded as the godfather of British Pop art and the Young British Artists movement, Peter Blake creates paintings, collages, and prints that blend modernity and nostalgia. Though best known for designing the album cover for the Beatles ’Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, he considers painting to be central to his oeuvre. He remains one of the very few artists who have achieved both genuine popularity and critical appreciation. Sources of Pop Art are extraordinary and very rare prints depicting many iconic pop art features including the stars and stripes, mickey mouse, coca cola and the target it also features Sir Peter Blake classic, trade mark 1960's icons #SirPeterBlake #PeterBlake #LimitedEditionPoster #BritishArtist #BritishPainter #TurnerPrize #YBA #ContemporaryArt #ArtDealer #ArtCollector #BuyArt #SellArt #FineArt #FineArtPrints #InstaArt #ArtLovers #LoveArt #LuxuryArt #ArtandDesign #ArtGram #ArtNews #ArtDaily #InteriorDesign #InterourArtes #Hotel #ArtheYArtes #Hotel

A post shared by @ globalarttraders on

8. David Hockney (1937 - present)

David Hockney, one of the most influential artists in the world, has left a deep mark on the arts and is most closely associated with the Pop Art movement. His work can usually be recognized by a swimming pool, but he also loved painting people and the occasional landscape. The picture Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) sold for $ 90 million, making it the most expensive painting by a living artist to ever be auctioned. At Tate Modern, you can A bigger splash (1967) and My parents (1977).