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Experimenting with Style and Form

More so than ever, artists in the 1960s experimented with new styles and forms. Some used imagery that commented on America's affluent commercial lifestyles. Others developed art that rejected U.S. commercialization. From these artistic experiments there arose several distinctive art movements during the 1960s. The most important were pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art. Photography also developed as a fine art during this time.

Artists noticed that American culture was filled with commercial images: on television and billboards, and in magazines and newspapers, commercial art was used to sell everything from dish scrubbers to soup cans to cars to movie stars and their movies. Pop artists used commercial art techniques to create new artistic forms. At first pop art was called "new realism," because it depicted real-life objects. The best-known pop artist was Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Warhol became famous...

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