Sixties Art - Op Art, Pop Art, Psychedelic Graphics and Peace Signs
Tripping Down Memory Lane with Woodstock Nation Art
This Sixties Art lens pays homage to graphic and fine artists of the 1960s - their work and their legacy with continuing influence on pop culture. If you experienced music in the rain, bell bottoms jeans, neon colors, dizzying patterns, genuine tie dye and hair, lots of hair - you're probably a member of Woodstock Nation. I survived it all, and still love my patched jean jacket, tall boots and macrame decorations. The 1960s - my teen years - influenced my personal style and I have a closet filled with funky clothes and hats that I wear all the time.
I'm an artist, and I absolutely still love the art and graphics from the Sixties. I confess I'm an unabashed fan of Warhol, Max, and Escher (okay, they're not all sixties artists but they influenced it or were inspired by the artists from that period ) ... and I really like the sixties-influenced work of contemporary artists Shepard Fairey and Banksy, and of course Keith Haring.
Self portrait pop art photo montage image credit: Lee Hansen, © all rights reserved
Make Art Not War - Keith Haring Interactive Coloring Book Art - Design Your Own Pop Art at HaringKids.com
Keith Haring spent countless hours working with kids to create street art for their communities. His legacy lives on at the HaringKids.com web site, where anyone can create a Keith Hariing-style pop art picture using a fun and easy online picture creation tool. I created this Make Art Not War poster in about 5 minutes using the online coloring book app.
A complete documentary overview of Keith Haring's life and work, from his small town childhood in Pennsylvania to his NYC street art and worldwide fame.
Make Your Own Pop Art - Cool artist tools ... you could be famous for your pop artwork
Cool online tools that let you create your own art in the style of pop artists. Some tools let you draw freeform, others allow you to upload a photo then modify it to resemble the pop artist's style. Make your own graphic poster art!
- Custom Graphics in Print or Embroidery - Clothing, Home Décor, Gifts, Posters, Decals, Stickers, Car
Express your creative side and make a few dollars by designing your own op art, pop art and psychedelic art then have it custom printed on posters, stickers, stamps, buttons, tee shirts
- Keith haring Interactive Coloring Book
Official Keith Haring website for children: fun interactive activities to inspire a love of learning and art, online books, authorized art shows, appropriate for children under 14, or any adult who loves art play.
- Jackson Pollock Art Toy
Jackson Pollock drawing tool - make your own Pollock masterpiece.
- Mr. Picassohead
Create a Picasso style masterpiece - wonderful online art toy.
Roots and Influences of Sixties Art (op-art and pop art graphics)
You are what you eat - especially if you study other artists
Popular art of the sixties, including op art (or optical art) grew from the innovative styles of earlier artists including Escher, Vasarely, Warhol, Lichtenstein and Riley.
Explore a career in pop art that spans more than 40 years and continues today. Includes more than 40 illustrations that cover Max's work from posters to aircraft art for a 777 jetliner.
Peter Max Collectibles - Explore the art of one of America's most famous pop artists
Peter Max poster art was hot in the 60s, and it's still in high demand in the 21st century. Max and his art are the main theme in these publications that take you on a tour of his work - one is a collectible of the first edition of his self-titled magazine.
Peter Max, King of American Pop Art
Peter Max Larry King Interview
View a fascination Peter Max interview by Larry King. The video cannot be embedded here, so visit YouTube Larry King interviews Peter Max.
Peter Max Contemporary Art - Peter Max Paints Taylor Swift - She Says OMG That is So Cool
Peter Max is still painting and some of his more recent works have been portraits of presidents and celebrities. Here's a video about Peter Max's portrait paintings of Taylor Swift, including her reaction to the finished main piece.
Taylor Swift's hometown (Wyomissing) hosts a fine museum collection of pop art crated by fellow Berks County native, the late graphic artist Keith Haring.
OMG Taylor Swift Loves Peter Max's Portrait
Sixties Culture & Nostalgia
Music, art and lifestyle of the 1960s featured here in links to lenses, blogs and web sites.
- Sixties Central Fashions - Paper Clothes
Paper Clothes were an experimental quick-fade fad of the 'throwaway' culture of the 60's. Artists including Andy Warhol designed paper dresses.
- Woodstock Museum
The Woodstock Museum is nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the spirit and substance of Sixties culture, and the community at its epicenture. Experience the art and culture of the 1960s through exhibits, events and multimedia performances.
Banksy Pop Art Video Not to Miss
Brilliant Banksy documentary about a videographer who turned into a pop art star in Banksy's style
Which Artist's Style Had More Impact on Graphic Art? - Vote for your favorite graphic or pop art genre here
The art of the sixties had influences from previous genres and the popular culture of the decade. Since them more artistic styles have influenced pop art. Vote for the art influence you think has had the biggest impact on pop art up to now.
Robin Williams once said, "If you remember the sixties, you weren't there." Well, I do and I was, especially the art. What do you recall of our turbulent decade?
Which Artistic Style Is Most Popular?
Create Your Own Pop Art Silkscreen Prints
Everything you need to become the next Peter Max or Keith Haring is included in this silk screen printing kit:
DIY Hinges with Screws
Wood 16x20 Screen
Green Galaxy Pitch Black Ink
Full Supply Kit
Keith Haring Tribute Video - Pennsylvania-born Haring was a New York street artist
Keith Haring, a native of Berks county, Pennsylvania, first took his art to the subways and streets of New York city. He also brought his talent to the children of the world and conducted many free art workshops with inner city kids, children who helped create impressive and colorful murals under Keith's guidance.
One of the late 20th century's most famous graphic artists, known for his faceless and expressive characters drawn in graffiti style, Keith Haring left a huge legacy in both artwork and humanity. Keith died far too early from AIDS-related complications, but his volume of unique pop art lives on.
If you get a chance to see a retrospective of Keith Haring Art Prints - some of which is adult in nature - you'll get the opportunity to experience the broad range of his graphic art talent and his penchant for making cause-related artwork.
Clip Art - Sixties Style Graphics - Clip Art Graphics with 1960s and 1970s Themes
- Peace Clip Art
Free peace symbol graphics and peace theme clip art.
- Free Folding Papers: Pink Burst Psychedelic Design Pattern
Free psychedelic pattern background graphic for folded paper crafts, origami, scrapbook crafts, wrapping paper and card designs.
- Selection of 1960s - 70's Clip Art
Collection of 1960s and 1970s related gif clip art files, free for personal use.
© 2008 Lee Hansen