Pop Art, a term invented by critic Lawrence Alloway, was a style that developed in the US and the UK in the 1950s and 60s which used mass and commercial culture as its key elements. Adherent artists emphasized ironies within contemporary, mass-produced and consumed life and rejected what they saw as elitist tendencies in the fine arts.
Among these social critics was Keith Haring (1958-1990), who studied at the Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He was mesmerized by the graffiti of New York City, which became his dominant motif. Haring opened Pop Shops -- stores dedicated to selling his merchandise. He died in 1990 of AIDS.
Moses and the Burning Bush (1985).
Two Dancing Figures (1989).
Pisa Mural, on the Church of Sant Antonio in Pisa, Italy (1989).