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Pop art, the international art movement characterized by the appropriation of advertisement images and popular culture, emerged during the 1950s. The term itself was coined at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London during the mid-1950s.

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While the term first appeared in England in the 1950s, pop art's full impact was felt in the 1960s in America when artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein began producing artworks influenced by popular culture. Along with artists such as Richard Hamilton, these artists adopted an aesthetic approach characterized by the incorporation of imagery and cultural elements thought to belong to the "low" culture of mass media and advertising into the purview of high Western Art.

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