Warhol’s painting of Campbell Soup can (shown above on the right) is iconic. The image has been replicated and parodied countless times, by Warhol himself, as well as by other pop artists.
The same goes for Lichtenstein’s use of comic book imagery, so it’s fitting that two worlds — fine art and pop art — collide in a collection owned by music producer Steve Aoki.
In fact, Aoki is a collector of fine art, incorporating them into his music videos, concerts and even clothing line. Aoki purchased around 20 paintings from the pop art titan in 2010, including “Drowning Girl” which he later used as the cover for his debut album “Wonderland.”
Though both artists are known for their comic book-inspired subject matter, Lichtenstein’s bold use of primary colors with hard lines differs from Warhol’s more subtle style. And while Warhol was interested in mass production and consumerism, Lichtenstein was more interested in the printed page.
For instance, his comic book-inspired images were originally hand painted one at a time; whereas Warhol produced five copies of each image using silkscreen printing techniques on canvas
Steve Aoki has developed a reputation for being a singular artist, DJ and producer. His art collection is equally as eclectic. Warhol’s “100 Dollar Bill” will be included in his upcoming art book which will include works from Lichtenstein, Basquiat and more.
Warhol’s 100 Dollar Bill was originally part of the artist’s 1985 series of prints and silkscreens he made based off of 100 dollar bills. It was titled “One Hundred Dollar Bill” and had an edition size of approximately 25 screen prints. The original print is valued at $475,000 to $550,000 today.
Tina Tamale’s “Three Women” is a large mural-esque piece with bold colors and thick brush strokes. It was inspired by Andy Warhol’s first screen print that depicted three women wearing bright red lipstick on a white background. Tamale’s piece is valued at over $2 million today.
Aoki teamed up with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to create a book that will feature iconic works from his collection alongside those of other artists including Lichtenstein, Basquiat, Warhol and more.*
Steve Aoki has quite a collection of pop art. That is, he has many iconic works created by Andy Warhol during the 1960s and 1970s that have become some of the most valuable pieces of art in the world.
Warhol’s work has been honored by The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Smithsonian Institute among many others. As a result, his work has also been used as inspiration for other artists including Lichtenstein.
In fact, Lichtenstein even used Warhol’s work as inspiration for some of his own pieces. In 1964 Lichtenstein made a piece that was inspired by Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe Silkscreen. He was one of the first artists to successfully reproduce a “Pop Art” image in a comic book style.
The resulting piece is called “Marilyn Diptych.” Although it is not currently on display in any museum (and hasn’t been since 1965), it sold in Sotheby’s auction house in New York on May 13th, 2010 for $165 million!
There are many other comparisons between Warhol and Lichtenstein but there is one more worth mentioning – their beginnings as artists
In a nutshell, Warhol recreated the same image so often that it became a part of our collective consciousness. He masterfully manipulated his technique to create a realistic, yet wholly unreal, sense of connection and familiarity with the repetition. This is what gives his work its iconic status.
Many artists before him tried to capture this technique in their own work; but it was Warhol who really succeeded in creating the hybrid. It is because of this melding of realism and surrealism that his work has stood the test of time, remaining relevant decades after its creation.
Pop art has become a major influence to many artists in different media, from photography to music (you can see it in the work of Miley Cyrus or even in the animated film WALL-E). These modern day pop art pieces are not necessarily created in the same way as Warhol’s – but they do have common threads. They use pop culture icons and images that transcend time as their subject matter, and they manipulate their medium to create a sense of familiarity – if not quite surrealism – with their imagery.
Warhol was a master of the re-creation of images. His work always involved taking something recognizable and making it his own.
His most famous pieces are based off of Campbell’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe’s face, but his use of mechanical reproduction is what makes his art truly iconic.
Rothko took an entirely different path in his work, trying instead to achieve emotional impact by creating works that blurred the lines between abstract and figurative. His paintings were inspired by emotions and memories.
Tearing down the boundaries between abstract and figurative work was also Warhol’s goal when he created his Campbell soup art. His work is so iconic now that we don’t necessarily think about the process behind creating the images, but Warhol’s factory-like approach to art does not hide from the viewer their origins in repetition and appropriation.
The greatest difference between Warhol and Rothko is that Warhol attempted to create a style or a theme within certain pieces, rather than achieve a great amount of emotion through thematic elements in each piece. Rothko’s work was very consistent in its approach to achieving emotion through color, shape, and feeling.”
The name Roy Lichtenstein may not be recognizable to many, but his art is. He was an influential pop artist who used comic book-style images in his work, and his work is the epitome of pop art.
His work has been exhibited by the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Modern in London. His works have also been sold at Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses, among others.
Lichtenstein’s use of comic-styles drawings was considered controversial in the 1960s. However, it is now considered iconic and influential on other artists.
Painters use a lot of colors in their work. However, there is only one color that is considered to be the most effective in creating a sense of visual balance. That color is blue; and it can be used in varying shades.
Apart from blue, other colors are more frequently used than any other colors by painters. In this post, you will read about the other colors that are commonly used by painters.
The second most common paint color for painters is yellow. Though it may not be as popular as blue, it has the ability to make the viewer feel warm and upbeat. It also has the power to make the person feel happy and excited about what he or she just saw.
Yellow is usually paired with red or orange because it complements these colors’ intensity. If you want to use yellow but are not sure how best to pair it with another color, try mixing it with white to create a shade that has softness and brightness at the same time.
If you want to learn more about how to use colors effectively in your painting, talk to your art teacher or an artist who could provide you tips on how you can improve your work by using colors in the right way.