Pop Art began to grow in prominence during the 1960’s in New York City. Highlighted by popular artists Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein who were an important influence on this shift in modern art. The subject of their art became far from traditional “high art” themes of classic history. Rather, pop art is characterized by an interest in popular culture. As a result, each piece expresses imaginative interpretations of celebrities, cartoon characters, and commercial products.
The pop art movement ushered in a new and accessible approach to art. Using commonplace objects, pop art aims to solidify the idea that art can be drawn from any source. The incorporation of commercial images, has resulted in this art form becoming one of the most recognizable styles of modern art.