Signed 'H' (lower right) and 'Antony H Haylock' and 'Bang Goes Pop 2' (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
70 x 130 cm.
Painted in 2016
This work is part of an series of five individual paintings.
Andy Warhol's banana, used by the Velvet Underground's for their 1967 debut album, and Roy Lichtenstein-esq fonts are merged in this commentary on today's trend for pop art.
The British based artist H, has always been a lover and practitioner of the pop art scene. Like many artists, the use of contemporary popular culture in art has always fascinated H. However, recognising the rising trend to create pop art, the playful title of this work pokes fun at the explosion of the genre in today's art market.
Antony Haylock, works under the name 'H' and studied graphics in the 1980s. During the 1980s H worked with Pez to produce artwork for the first flyers and art installations of the UK Rave Scene. Today H's style draws upon Pop Art from the 60’s; lucidly combined with potent irony of the 90’s YBA’s. In summing up his style, he describes it as "abstract realism with a generous dollop of pop art on top”. His artwork is collected internationally.
H is also including For the Love of Pop in the auction.