Pop Art

Roy Fox Lichtenstein

Roy Fox Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) His most celebrated image is arguably Whaam! (1963, at Tate Modern, London), which is one of the earliest known examples of pop art, adapted from a comic-book panel drawn by Russ Heath in a 1962 issue of DC Comics’ All-American Men of War. Most of …

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Keep on Truckin' by Robert Crumb

Keep on Truckin’ by Robert Crumb (R. Crumb) was first published in Zap Comix # 1, in 1968. ‘Keep on truckin’ is also a phrase from the 1930s song “Trucking My Blues Away” by Blind Boy Fuller. The forward stepping foot was a symbol of the hippie counter-culture in the late 1960s.

Andy Warhol's Muhammed Ali

Andy Photographed Muhammed Ali in 1977, and this was part of his “Athletes” series. The other althletes included: O.J. Simpson, Dorothy Hamill, Pele, Jack Nicklaus,Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Rod Gilbert, Willie Shoemaker, Chris Evert and Tom Seaver. Warhol was a practicing Byzantine (Eastern) Catholic. He regularly volunteered at homeless shelters in New York, particularly during the busier …

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Andy Warhol Self Portrait

Andy made himself into art several times in his career. His most famous is probably this one, from 1986. Warhol died in New York City at 6:32 am on February 22, 1987, from a sudden post-operative cardiac arrhythmia. Before his coffin was lowered, Paige Powell dropped a copy of Interview magazine, which he co-founded, an …

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Andy Warhol's Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud, part of the ten painting set of “Jewish Geniuses” (1980). The official title was “Ten Portraits o f Jews of the 20th Century.” New York Times critic Hilton Kramercalled the show “vulgar, exploitative, tawdry and an example of crass recycling.” The whole set included  Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud, Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Brandeis, …

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