Roy Lichtentein - Shipboard Girl (detail)
Patterns carry an incredible visual force. They can communicate cultural differences: for example, consider the variance between houndstooth, camouflage, and kente cloth patterns. They can adjust your mood, like the chipper polka dot or the
Keith Haring - "Best Buddies"
Have you ever been so angry that you see red? Have you ever felt blue? Have you ever read prose that seemed purple?
Color is one of the most powerful elements of our world. It affects us
Kehinde Wiley - Tomb of Pope Alexander VII
“Everything that I do is a self-portrait, everything I do as a way of assuaging that sense of smallness, insignificant-ness…the sense of being that poor kid from South Central Los Angeles who
Mr. Brainwash - Juxtapose
“I’m just following my heart. I even sign my name with a little heart. I’m not here to judge myself, or to judge anybody. What I want to do is to give love, and bring positive messages.”
Alex Katz - Orange Hat
“Paint faster than you can think.” — Alex Katz
Alex Katz was born in Brooklyn on July 24th, 1927 at the very beginning of the Depression. His Russian émigré parents were both interested in the arts and
Ed Ruscha - Sin
“I like the idea of a word becoming a picture, almost leaving its body, then coming back and becoming a word again.” — Ed Ruscha
Ed Ruscha is an artist who never stands still. After helping solidify Pop
Helen Frankenthaler - Skywriting
"Technique determines aesthetic as much as one's aesthetic determines a new medium." — Helen Frankenthaler
Few artists have made as enormous a contribution to the development of abstract expressionism as Helen Frankenthaler. This icon of the post-war American
David Hockney - Lithograph of Water Made of Thick and Thin Lines, A Green Wash, A Light Blue Wash, and A Dark Blue Wash
“If you see the world as beautiful, thrilling and mysterious, as I think I do, then you
Los Angeles Mural - Shepard Fairey
“Art has power… I’m interested in using art to raise awareness for the important political and social issues of our time. Power has many forms and is embraced or feared depending on who that power
Andy Warhol - "Liz"
“Human beings are born solitary, but everywhere they are in chains - daisy chains - of interactivity. Social actions are makeshift forms, often courageous, sometimes ridiculous, always strange. And in a way, every social action is a
Roy Lichtenstein - "Untitled Head"
“My work isn’t about form. It’s about seeing. I’m excited about seeing things, and I’m interested in the way I think other people see things.” — Roy Lichtenstein
Ultimately, we look to art to see inside of
Jean-Michel Basquiat - "Phooey"
“I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.”— Jean-Michel Basquiat
More than perhaps any other artist of the 20th century, the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat continues to burn with urgency. It remains
Damien Hirst - "Valium"
“Great art — or good art — is when you look at it, experience it and it stays in your mind. I don’t think conceptual art and traditional art are all that different.” — Damien Hirst
KAWS - "Holiday"
Brian Donnelly (aka KAWS) has ascended to the highest realms of living artists. His work is everywhere, from galleries to shopping malls. His reach extends around the world — Paris, London, Berlin, Tokyo and New York City.
Artwork: Helen Frankenthaler – “Bilbao”
When we think of experiencing Art, we usually think about standing in a gallery or museum. We tilt our heads to the side. We talk about the use of color. Or maybe we scratch our heads
Robert Longo - "Men in the Cities"
Warhol? Basquiat? Banksy? Mr. Brainwash?
The art on your walls says a lot about your personality. Like the fashion you wear or the car you drive, your art is a form of self-expression. Art
Robert Longo - "Men in the Cities"
Robert Longo (born on January 7th, 1953) came of age during the Vietnam War, a time when a few important photographs dramatically changed the American zeitgeist forever.
In particular, Longo was influenced by the provocative
Yayoi Kusama - "Infinity Room"
Yayoi Kusama is an artist whose boundary breaking work is the stuff of living legend. Her career has remained vital and captivating through seven decades. And at 92, she continues to speak to new generations.
Artwork: Keith Haring - "Andy Mouse"
Keith Haring’s vibrant works of art are some of the most popular pieces in the HOPA collection. His art continues to speak to our times — a mixture of the lighthearted with the heartfelt, like
Art comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s a reflection of humanity’s experience of life and the individual artist’s perspective. So it’s no surprise that artwork mirrors all the colors, shapes and sizes humans can imagine.
The many shapes of artwork