For many years, Baryn Futa has been a dedicated supporter of the arts; he holds an immense appreciation and dedication to artists and art museums alike, also educating others on the importance of committing to this means of expression. And among the art forms that Futa fervently supports is fine pop art — an immensely popular artistic endeavor that visually showcases subjects in a significantly different way from other forms within the genre.
In mid-20th century, pop art began to emerge onto the artistic scene, and it’s stayed there ever since. Baryn Futa also has held an appreciation for this form for much of this time. Pop art began with artists such as Eduardo Paolozzi and his piece “I Was a Rich Man’s Plaything” in 1947, James Rosenquist and his work “President Elect” from 1960 and Richard Hamilton’s “Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing” from a 1956 exhibition. Other popular, renowned artists in this genre include Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg as well as the well-known Andy Warhol. For many, it was Warhol’s work — including artistic versions of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell’s soup cans — that truly propelled this form. But even without the recognition or fame, Futa notes that visual pop artists today still exist and still need the same support that those persons from the 1950s once received to keep art moving forward in society.