Dates: 1970-Present

Origin: United States

Key Artists: Robert Williams, Gary Panter

Lowbrow, or lowbrow art, describes an underground visual art movement that arose in the Los Angeles, California, area. Lowbrow is a widespread populist art movement with origins in the underground comix world, punk music, hot-rod street culture, and other subcultures. It is also often known by the name pop surrealism. Lowbrow art often has a sense of humor – sometimes the humor is gleeful, sometimes impish, and sometimes it’s a sarcastic comment.Most lowbrow artworks are paintings, but there are also toys, digital art, and sculpture.

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Robert Williams

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