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Move Fast- Contemporary Pop Art Collaged Text Painting
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Move Fast, Break Shit," is a contemporary take on a pop art collage painting on canvas by LA based street artist Amy Smith. She is prominent in the LA art scene with her bold activi...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Canvas

Stronger Together - Empowering, Framed Mixed Media Pop Art Painting
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Stronger Together," is a collaged pop art painting on canvas by LA based street artist Amy Smith. With the vibrant blue color in the foreground she allows for the collage to peak th...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Acrylic, Canvas, Mixed Media, Spray Paint

Fire Dancer - Pop Art Limited Edition Print Orange + Teal + Red
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Limited Edition #2 of 20 "Fire Dancer," is a print of a mixed media collage painting on canvas by LA based street artist Amy Smith. Her work encompasses many styles especially in th...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Wood, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Maya Angelou - Framed Contemporary POP Art Print (Purple + Black)
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Limited Edition #20 of 20 Digital Artwork "Maya," is one of LA artist, Amy Smith's most recent digital collages. This piece is a tribute to the late activist writer, and all she h...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Digital

Maya Angelou - Contemporary POP Art Print (Purple + Black + Colorful)
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Limited Edition #19 of 20 Digital Artwork "Maya," is one of LA artist, Amy Smith's most recent digital collages. This piece is a tribute to the late activist writer, and all she ha...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Digital

Fire Dancer - Framed Abstract Mixed Media Pop Art Painting of Ballet + Orange
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Fire Dancer" is a mixed media collage painting on canvas by LA-based street artist Amy Smith. Her work encompasses many styles, especially in this piece. She brings in impressionist...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Wood, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Fire Dancer - Framed Contemporary Pop Art Print of Ballet + Orange and Teal
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Limited Edition #2 of 20 "Fire Dancer" is a print of a mixed media collage painting on canvas by LA-based street artist Amy Smith. Her work encompasses many styles, especially in th...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Wood, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Audrey Hepburn - Framed Contemporary POP Art Portrait (Teal + Pink + White)
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Limited Edition #2 of 20 Digital Artwork / Framed Dimensions 30" x 24" "Audrey Hepburn," by Amy Smith is an empowering image of the famous female actress. In her Collage Portrait...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Digital

Audrey Hepburn - Contemporary POP Street Art Portrait (Teal + Pink + White)
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Limited Edition #2 of 20 Digital Artwork "Audrey Hepburn," by Amy Smith, is an empowering image of the famous female actress. In her Collage Portrait Series, Amy Smith uses photogr...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Digital

Kamala Harris - Contemporary POP Art Portrait of Vice President Elect
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Limited Edition #14 of 20 "Anyone who claims to be a leader must speak like a leader. That means speaking with integrity and truth." Kamala Harris Decorated in a vivid collage of q...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Rag Paper, Giclée

Kamala Harris - Framed Contemporary POP Art Portrait of Vice President Elect
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Anyone who claims to be a leader must speak like a leader. That means speaking with integrity and truth." Kamala Harris Decorated in a vivid collage of quotes, images of careered a...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Rag Paper, Giclée

AOC - Contemporary Political Pop Art Print Portrait of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Limited Edition #3 of 20 Print of original painting, printed on Coventry rag paper. Unframed. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials, AOC, is an American politician s...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Archival Pigment

AOC -Framed Contemporary Pop Art Print Portrait of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Limited Edition #2 of 20 Print of original painting, printed on Coventry rag paper. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials, AOC, is an American politician serving as ...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Archival Pigment

Fuck You, Pay Me! - Contemporary POP Street Art Print for Equal Pay
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Embellished Limited Edition #5 of 20 / Digital Collaboration with @lifeafterdeathstreet "Fuck You, Pay Me!," by Amy Smith is an empowering image of a young black woman. Smith uses p...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Digital

Fuck You, Pay Me! - Framed Contemporary Pop Street Art Print for Equal Pay
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Embellished Limited Edition #5 of 20 / Digital Collaboration with @lifeafterdeathstreet Framed Dimensions 26" x 26" "Fuck You, Pay Me!," by Amy Smith is an empowering image of a ...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Digital

Head in the Clouds - Framed Contemporary POP Print Art Portrait of a Black Woman
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Limited Edition #3 of 20 Print of Original Artwork / Framed Dimensions 30" x 24" "Share the Love," by Amy Smith is an empowering image of a black woman. Smith photographs her m...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Archival Pigment

Head in the Clouds - Contemporary POP Art Portrait Print of a Black Woman (Pink)
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Limited Edition#8 of 10 Print of Original Artwork "Head in the Clouds," by Amy Smith, is an empowering image of a black woman. Smith photographs her models, then hand-cuts a stenc...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Archival Pigment

Nothing Stopping Me - Neon Lit Painting of Black Queen Street Art
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Nothing Stopping Me," is a mixed media painting of a Queen by LA based street artist Amy Smith. This work has the added neon lights to give that spectacular contemporary "pop." She ...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Canvas, Neon Light, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

I Woke Up Like This- Street Art Portrait of Woman Pink + Green + Purple
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
In her Collage Portrait Series, Amy Smith uses photography, and layers of hand cut stencils, and torn recycled fashion magazine pieces to simultaneously represent her love of fashion...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Canvas, Spray Paint, Newsprint

Bold and Colorful- Street Art Portrait of Black Woman Pink + Blue + Yellow
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Bold and Beautiful," is a small work on wood panel by LA Based Street artist Amy Smith. In her Collage Portrait Series, Amy Smith uses photography, and layers of hand cut stencils, ...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Spray Paint, Wood Panel, Newsprint, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"In The Wind" - Mixed Media Collage and Acrylic -Sold available for commission
By Amy Smith
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Amy Smith is a self-educated contemporary artist. Born in New Jersey, she moved to Los Angeles where she found inspiration, mentors, and support in the Street Art community. In her...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Real Love" - Mixed Media Collage and Acrylic -Sold / avail for commission
By Amy Smith
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Amy Smith is a self-educated contemporary artist. Born in New Jersey, she moved to Los Angeles where she found inspiration, mentors, and support in the Street Art community. In her...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Acrylic

"I Woke Up Like This" - Mixed Media Collage and Acrylic on Canvas
By Amy Smith
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Amy Smith is a self-educated contemporary artist. Born in New Jersey, she moved to Los Angeles where she found inspiration, mentors, and support in the Street Art community. In her...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Acrylic

Rise and Shine - Mixed Media Collage Yellow + Black + White
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Know Your Worth," is a collage painting on canvas by LA based street artist Amy Smith. She is best known for her empowering images of women, and motivational text pieces. You can se...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

"Magical" - Mixed Media Collage, Stencil and Acrylic on Canvas
By Amy Smith
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Amy Smith is a self-educated contemporary artist. Born in New Jersey, she moved to Los Angeles where she found inspiration, mentors, and support in the Street Art community. In her...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Acrylic, Canvas, Mixed Media

"Radical Rosé" - Mixed Media Collage, Stencil and Acrylic
By Amy Smith
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Amy Smith is a self-educated contemporary artist. Born in New Jersey, she moved to Los Angeles where she found inspiration, mentors, and support in the Street Art community. In her...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Bloom"- Mixed Media Collage and Acrylic on Canvas
By Amy Smith
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Amy Smith is a self-educated contemporary artist. Born in New Jersey, she moved to Los Angeles where she found inspiration, mentors, and support in the Street Art community. In her...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Canvas, Acrylic

"All I Need"- Mixed Media Collage and Acrylic on Canvas
By Amy Smith
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Amy Smith is a self-educated contemporary artist. Born in New Jersey, she moved to Los Angeles where she found inspiration, mentors, and support in the Street Art community. In her...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Stronger" - Mixed Media Collage and Acrylic on Canvas
By Amy Smith
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Amy Smith is a self-educated contemporary artist. Born in New Jersey, she moved to Los Angeles where she found inspiration, mentors, and support in the Street Art community. In her...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Canvas

"Nothing Stopping Me" -Mixed Media Collage, Stencil & Acrylic, with Neon on Wood
By Amy Smith
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Amy Smith is a self-educated contemporary artist. Born in New Jersey, she moved to Los Angeles where she found inspiration, mentors, and support in the Street Art community. In her...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Neon Light, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Wood Panel, Stencil

"XOXO" Collage, Stencil and Acrylic on Wood with Neon
By Amy Smith
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Amy Smith is a self-educated contemporary artist. Born in New Jersey, she moved to Los Angeles where she found inspiration, mentors, and support in the Street Art community. In her...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Neon Light, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Wood Panel

"Winged"-Mixed Media Collage, Stencil and Acrylic, with Neon, on Wood
By Amy Smith
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Amy Smith is a self-educated contemporary artist. Born in New Jersey, she moved to Los Angeles where she found inspiration, mentors, and support in the Street Art community. In her...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Neon Light, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Wood Panel, Stencil

AOC - Contemporary Political Portrait of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Yellow
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials, AOC, is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for New York's 14th congressional district since 2019 Collage...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Winged - Contemporary Limited Edition Print Female with wings White + Blue +pink
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Limited Edition #4 of 20 Print of Original Artwork "Winged," by Amy Smith is an empowering image of a winged female. Smith uses photographs of her models, then hand-cuts a stencil ...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Digital

Winged - Framed Contemporary Limited Edition Print White + Blue + Pink
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Limited Edition #2 of 20 Print of Original Artwork / Framed Dimensions 30" X 24" "Winged," by Amy Smith is an empowering image of a winged female. Smith uses photographs of her ...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Digital

Resist - Contemporary Pop Art Mixed Media Collage Text Painting
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Resist," is a mixed media collage painting on a wood panel by LA based street artist Amy Smith. This piece features bold text on top of an intricate collage. With pop art style look...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Wood Panel, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Hold Your Head Up- Pop Art Mixed Media Text Collage
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Hold Your Head Up," is a mixed media collage painting on canvas by LA based street artist Amy Smith. She is a prominent pop artist that creates the collage with her own hand made st...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Persist - Pop Art Mixed Media Text Collage from LA Street Artist
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Persist," is a pop art collage text painting on canvas with mixed media by LA based street artist Amy Smith. With bold lettering and Barbara Kruger-esque font the piece is perfectly...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Canvas

Into the Sun - Pop Art Collaged Portrait of Woman with Pink Hair
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Into the Sun," is a mixed media collage painting on canvas by LA based street artist Amy Smith. The work is a perfect representation of Contemporary Pop Art with the bold lines and ...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Kamala Harris - Contemporary POP Art Portrait of Vice President Elect
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Anyone who claims to be a leader must speak like a leader. That means speaking with integrity and truth." Kamala Harris Decorated in a vivid collage of quotes, images of careered ac...
Category

2010s Pop Art Portrait Prints

Materials

Rag Paper, Giclée

Fuck You, Pay Me! - Contemporary POP Street Art Print for Equal Pay
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Hand Embellished Limited Edition 2 - 20 / Digital Collaboration with @lifeafterdeathstreet "Fuck You, Pay Me!," by Amy Smith is an empowering image of a young black woman. Smith use...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Digital

Fuck You, Pay Me! - Framed Contemporary Pop Street Art Print for Equal Pay
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
Hand Embellished Limited Edition 2 of 20 / Digital Collaboration with @lifeafterdeathstreet Framed Dimensions 26" x 26" "Fuck You, Pay Me!," by Amy Smith is an empowering image o...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Digital

Motivational Triptych by LA Street Pop Artist
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Motivational Triptych" is a three part series by LA artist Amy Smith. She is best known for her empowering images of women, and motivational text pieces. Smith creates her own stenc...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Canvas

RGB- Contemporary POP Art Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsberg Supreme Court Justice
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"RBG," is one of LA artist, Amy Smith's most recent collages. This piece is a tribute to the late supreme court powerhouse Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Smith uses her street art collage styl...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Prints

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Archival Paper, Digital

RGB- Contemporary POP Art Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsberg Supreme Court Justice
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"RBG," is one of LA artist, Amy Smith's most recent collages. This piece is a tribute to the late supreme court powerhouse Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Smith uses her street art collage styl...
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Archival Paper, Digital

RGB- Contemporary POP Art Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsberg Supreme Court Justice
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"RBG," is one of LA artist, Amy Smith's most recent collages. This piece is a tribute to the late supreme court powerhouse Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Smith uses her street art collage styl...
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Archival Paper, Digital

RGB- Contemporary POP Art Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsberg Supreme Court Justice
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"RBG," is one of LA artist, Amy Smith's most recent collages. This piece is a tribute to the late supreme court powerhouse Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Smith uses her street art collage styl...
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Digital, Archival Paper

Share the Love -Street Art Painting of Black Woman Impressionist
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Share the Love," by Amy Smith is an empowering image of a black woman. Smith photographs her models, then hand-cuts a stencil for each of her paintings. She lays down her collage, a...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Wood Panel, Newsprint

Nothing Stopping Me - Neon Lit Painting of Black Queen Street Art
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Nothing Stopping Me," is a mixed media painting of a Queen by LA based street artist Amy Smith. This work has the added neon lights to give that spectacular contemporary "pop." She ...
Category

2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Neon Light, Canvas, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Speak Your Truth - Mixed Media Collage Teal + Black + White
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Speak Your Truth, " is a collage painting on canvas by LA based street artist Amy Smith. Her work centers around empowering images of women, and motivational text pieces. This piece...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Modern Romance
By Amy Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Born in New Jersey, Amy Smith is a self-taught artist. Amy finds her inspiration in the buildings and skylines of big cities after having lived in three big metropolitan areas: Phila...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas

Reflection
By Amy Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Born in New Jersey, Amy Smith is a self-taught artist. Amy finds her inspiration in the buildings and skylines of big cities after having lived in three big metropolitan areas: Phila...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Landscape Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas

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H 36 in. W 60 in.
Winged - Mixed Media Collage Portrait of female with wings White + Blue + Black
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Winged," is a collage painting on a wood panel by LA based street artist Amy Smith. She creates her work from photographs she takes of her models and cuts out a stencil that is used...
Category

2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Wood, Neon Light, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

RGB- Contemporary Collage Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsberg Supreme Court Judge
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"RBG," is one of LA artist, Amy Smith's most recent collages. This piece is a tribute to the late supreme court powerhouse Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Smith uses her street art collage styl...
Category

2010s Pop Art Portrait Prints

Materials

Digital

Fire Dancer - Abstract Mixed Media Pop Art Collage with Complimentary Colors
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Fire Dancer," is a print of a mixed media collage painting on canvas by LA based street artist Amy Smith. Her work encompasses many styles especially in this piece, she brings in im...
Category

2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Wood, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Fire Dancer - Abstract Mixed Media Pop Art Collage with Complimentary Colors
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Fire Dancer," is a print of a mixed media collage painting on canvas by LA based street artist Amy Smith. Her work encompasses many styles especially in this piece, she brings in im...
Category

2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Wood, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

RGB- Contemporary POP Art Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsberg Supreme Court Justice
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"RBG," is one of LA artist, Amy Smith's most recent collages. This piece is a tribute to the late supreme court powerhouse Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Smith uses her street art collage styl...
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Digital

RGB- Contemporary POP Art Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsberg Supreme Court Justice
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"RBG," is one of LA artist, Amy Smith's most recent collages. This piece is a tribute to the late supreme court powerhouse Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Smith uses her street art collage styl...
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Archival Paper, Digital

RGB- Contemporary POP Art Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsberg Supreme Court Justice
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"RBG," is one of LA artist, Amy Smith's most recent collages. This piece is a tribute to the late supreme court powerhouse Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Smith uses her street art collage styl...
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Archival Paper, Digital

RGB- Contemporary POP Art Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsberg Supreme Court Justice
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"RBG," is one of LA artist, Amy Smith's most recent collages. This piece is a tribute to the late supreme court powerhouse Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Smith uses her street art collage styl...
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Archival Paper, Digital

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A Close Look at Pop Art Art

Perhaps one of the most influential contemporary-art movements, Pop art emerged in the 1950s. In stark contrast to traditional artistic practice, it drew on imagery from popular culture — comic books, advertising, product packaging and other commercial media — to create paintings and sculptures that celebrated ordinary life in the most literal way.

Pop art started in Britain as a reaction, both positive and critical, to the period’s consumerism. Its goal was to put popular culture on the same level as so-called high culture.

Richard Hamilton’s 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? is widely believed to have kickstarted this unconventional new style.

Pop art works are distinguished by their bold imagery, bright colors and seemingly commonplace subject matter. Practitioners sought to challenge the status quo, breaking with the perceived elitism of the previously dominant Abstract Expressionism and making statements about current events. Other key characteristics of Pop art include appropriation of imagery and techniques from popular and commercial culture; use of different media and formats; repetition in imagery and iconography; incorporation of mundane objects from advertisements, cartoons and other popular media; hard edges; and ironic and witty treatment of subject matter.

Although British artists launched the movement, they were soon overshadowed by their American counterparts. Pop art is perhaps most closely identified with Andy Warhol, whose clever appropriation of motifs and images helped to transform the artistic style into a lifestyle. Most of the best-known Pop artists started in commercial art (Warhol made whimsical drawings as a hobby during his early years as a commercial illustrator), a background that helped them in merging high and popular culture.

Roy Lichtenstein was another prominent American Pop artist. Much like Warhol, Lichtenstein drew his subjects from print media, particularly comic strips, producing paintings and sculptures characterized by primary colors, bold outlines and halftone dots, elements appropriated from commercial printing. Recontextualizing a lowbrow image by importing it into a fine-art context was a trademark of his style. Neo-pop artists like Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami further blurred the line between art and popular culture.

Pop art rose to prominence largely through the work of a handful of men creating works that were unemotional and distanced — in other words, stereotypically masculine. However, there were many important female Pop artists, such as Rosalyn Drexler, whose significant contributions to the movement are recognized today. Best known for her work as a playwright and novelist, Drexler also created paintings and collages embodying Pop art themes and stylistic features.

Read more about the history of Pop art and the style’s famous artists, and browse a collection of Pop art prints, photography and other works on 1stDibs.