Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is acrylic paint?

What is acrylic paint?

Fast drying paint that contains pigment suspension in polymer emulsion of acrylic. Acrylic paints are soluble in water but resistant when dry. They have unique characteristics not easily attained by other media. Paintings made from it have some degree of similarity with oil and watercolor paintings.

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Nobuyoshi Araki

Bound woman,

Drawing / Watercolor

Acrylic paint

EUR 4,740

Julian Opie

Evening sun, 2013

Limited Edition Print

Acrylic paint

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Capitalist Realism

Capitalist realism is a German form of political pop art which sought to challenge the influence American pop art had developed in the Western world. The Cold War era Berlin movement began in 1963, and represented the ideologies of both pop art and socialist realism.

Kitsch

Kitsch is the term used to describe cheap, commercial, sentimental or vulgar pieces common to popular culture. It is the English use of a German word which actually means trash. Kitsch has described the opposite of high artwork since the 1920s.

Street Art

Art that's created and executed in public locations outside the traditional contexts or art venues. It gained popularity during the 1980s during graffiti art boom. It has developed and continues to be applied into all subsequent incarnations. The common forms of this art include pop-up art, sticker art, stencil graffiti and sculpture or street installation among other forms. Sometimes, "guerrilla art", "neo graffiti", "post graffiti" and "urban art" are used in this context to refer to the created artwork.

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