Beyond the Streets

New Pop

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What began as a reaction to Abstract Expressionism, inspired by or mimicking parts of popular culture and commercialism, has come into its own, intentionally defying definition. Distinguished by bold colors — or the absence of them — deceptively simple graphics and often a witty sense of irony, postmodern and pop art contradicts, caricatures and sometimes mocks the very civilization in which it exists. It makes a statement with a stroke of bravado similar to that used by graffiti writers in painting their names on walls.

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