Pop art packs taste punch – The Register
August 16, 2014 - table lamp
Mid-century complicated character is now resolutely planted in a home décor landscape. And one of a elements, cocktail art, is cultivating a 21st century following.
Eye-catching, graphic, mostly tongue-in-cheek or sassily whimsical, cocktail art décor plays good off a selected vibe and nonetheless also creates contemporary furnishings, well, pop.
In a 1950s, epitome expressionism dominated a art world, with Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock among a superstars. The board served as an locus for assertive applications of paint.
Conceptual, nonfigurative art found a clever following in a art world, if not always with normal Americans, during slightest during first.
In a effervescent, culture-obsessed 1960s, artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and David Hockney combined collages, churned media art and lithographs that decorated a talismans of renouned culture. They took impulse from consumer culture, from soap boxes to soup cans, flags to a humorous papers, Marilyn Monroe to Mao. While some critics derided it as jokey, low-brow or too focused on materialism, a receptive imagery connected simply with mainstream America. It was hip, fun and relatable.
“I cruise cocktail art a classic,” says Jennifer DeLonge, an interior and product engineer in Carlsbad, Calif. “It was such an critical time in pattern and it continues to withstand so many passing trends. As a designer, I’m always drawn to cocktail initial since we conclude striking lines and really apparent color.”
DeLonge has launched a amicable marketplace app called Reissued that brings lovers of vintage, one-of-a-kind and hard-to-find equipment together to buy and sell. A splendid yellow 1960s Coke bottle bin recently was adult for grabs; reissued.com.
Fab.com’s cocktail art décor includes Quinze + Milan’s hulk Brillo box pouf.
Also of note: Karlsson’s minimalist wall time done of dual oversize red hands; Finnish engineer Jonna Saarinen’s abstract, printed birch tray in clear tangerine and red; and lithographs in a Masters of Pop Art collection that embody Warhol’s mural of Muhammad Ali, Keith Haring’s “Untitled” series, and Roy Lichtenstein’s “Blonde Waiting.”
Other expressions of cocktail art character include:
Biaugust’s dainty small black upholstered chairs made like ponies, lambs and buffalo are accessible during Mollaspace. Here, too, is a clear bubble-gum-pink and Slushie-blue map of a world, as good as acrylic coasters printed with vacant cartoon-speech froth that can be created on with a reusable pen, and a array of board storage bins printed with old-school bang boxes, radios and TV sets; mollaspace.com.
A few cocktail art accessories in a room make a matter for a medium price. Creative Motion’s cylindrical list flare printed with comic-strip imagery is underneath $50. A collection of kicky, ’70s-style striking imitation pillows from notNeutral container cocktail punch; wayfair.com.
Canvases and chuck pillows from a Los Angeles art décor studio Maxwell Dickson underline some arresting, irritable designs, including a photorealistic picture of a tableful of dull wine bottles, a typographic trade jam of color-blocked letters, and a word “POP” bursting like a animation graphic; maxwelldickson.com.
The Museum of Modern Art’s store has lots of cocktail art equipment from that to choose: Damien Hirst’s white wall time with colorful polka dots would be superb in a child’s room. Verner Panton’s black and white Optik sham facilities a dizzying kaleidoscope of circles and stripes that’s as most “op” as “pop.” There’s also a far-reaching operation of prints and postcards that we can support yourself; momastore.org.
Check Spoonflower.com for fabric yardage and wallpaper with cocktail art prints from new designers. There are psychedelic-inspired patterns, and even a duck imitation that riffs off of a now-famous screen-printing technique that Warhol used for portraits.