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USA Inspired Mini Collection Pop Art Design Range

USA inspired mini collection. During the 1980s Doug took an assignment at MJS International Gallery in Fort Worth, Texas, and produced a small series of paintings. Although a relatively short time was spent there on that occasion, the experience appeared to have had a disproportionate influence on Doug's style of art.

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Art In The USA

During the 1980s I took an assignment at MJS International Gallery in Fort Worth, Texas, and produced a small series of paintings. Although a relatively short time was spent there on that occasion, the experience appeared to have had a disproportionate influence. Although, perhaps, it was just resurfacing and reinforcing earlier experiences.

Bigger and brighter fed Doug’s already primed fertile mind, because of so much more potential material being available. He also took a roll of paintings (on paper) over there with him and didn’t bring them home.

Photo – Doug Kemp / Tony Jones late 1980s Biograph Cinema Chicago.  They were playing the Untouchables at the time.  Everyone cheered.

Chicago Pop Art 1980s into the 2000s

A planned tour of the Chicago art scene in the late 1980s was cut short by a family bereavement, but other occasions provided stimulus from visits to the sites of modern real life legends and the sites of famous movie scenes also served to enhance the tableaus in the work, incorporating both real and imaginary.

Chicago has always been my favourite city in the United States of America. Its decor and history of real-life gangsters and movie characters are recalled but in vivid colours. For me it was a city where the sun always seemed to shine and didn’t suffer too much from the wind.

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Biograph

Biograph Cinema, v1. Acrylic painting on canvas of the location of the shooting of John Dillinger.

The Dillinger Gang is also known as (The Terror Gang) and was the name given to a group of American Depression-era bank robbers led by John Dillinger. They gained notoriety for a successful string of bank robberies, using modern tools and tactics, in the Midwestern United States from September 1933 to July 1934.

The Bureau of Investigation (The FBI’s predecessor) led to the dismantling of the gang where most of the gang members were killed or later imprisoned.  Most notably, John Dillinger was killed during a shootout when he exited a cinema. Dillinger’s famous dying words were said to be, “Tell Billie for me, ‘Bye-bye Blackbird’”.

See the related painting Little Bohemia

Chicago Days - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Art In The City, Relationships In urban landscapes Art Collection © Doug Kemp Art

Chicago Days v1

Chicago days, v1. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s collection.

Dream On Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas The 2000s Collection Doug Kemp

Dream On

Dream on. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s collection.

The Big Parade Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1990s Cityscapes Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

The Big Parade

The big parade. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s collection.

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Mr Chicago

Mr Chicago. Painting on paper 24×26 Inches. This design was later commissioned as a limited edition linocut artist print run of 15 prints. A businessman’s Christmas gift to his employees.

Lady With Two Feathers In Her Hat V 2 Acrylic Painting On Paper 1980s Divorce Pop Art Series Doug Kemp

Lady With four Feathers In Her Hat

Lady with four feathers in her hat. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s & Divorce series.

Lady With Two Feathers In Her Hat V1- Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1990s Divorce Art Series

Lady With Two Feathers In Her Hat

Lady with two feathers in her hat. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s & Divorce series.

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Windy City V1 Original Acrylic Paper

Windy City V1. Original acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s

Windy City - Limited Edition Artist Linocut Pop Art Print 24x26 Inches Collector Pop Art Doug Kemp

Windy City V2 Linocut Print

Windy City V2. Limited edition linocut print from the 1990s

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Windy Day Chicago Acrylic Paper

Windy Day Chicago. Original acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s

Windy Chicago - acrylic painting on paper pop art gallery 1990s artist collection Doug Kemp

Windy Chicago Acrylic Paper

Windy Day Chicago. Original acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s

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Chicago Days Acrylic Paper

Windy Day Chicago. Original acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s

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chicago artist and model

Windy Day Chicago. Original acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s

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Chicago monument

Chicago monument 61 x 66 cm Original acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s

Say Good Night- Limited Edition Artist Linocut Print 24x26 Inches Best Pop Art © Doug Kemp

Say goodnight Linocut

Chicago monument 61 x 66 cm Original acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s

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Say goodnight Original Paper

Chicago monument 61 x 66 cm Original acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s

Fort Worth Texas Art

Fort Worth is a city in North Central Texas. In the late 19th century, it became an important trading post for cowboys at the end of the Chisholm Trail. Today, it’s a modern city, with international art institutions like the Kimbell Art Museum.

The Fort Worth Stockyards are home to rodeos, and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honours pioneers. Heee-Haaa!

Shopping In Fort Worth Texas Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Art Collection

Shopping In Fort Worth

Shopping in Fort Worth. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s collection.

Fort Worth Days 48x36 Inches Acrylic Painting On Paper 1990s Art Collection Doug Kemp

Fort Worth Days

Fort Worth days. 121 x 91 cm Acrylic painting on paper from the 1980s & Texas art collection

Fort Worth Cowboy Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1980s Pop-art Collection Doug Kemp

Fort Worth Cowboy

Fort Worth Cowboy. Acrylic painting on canvas commissioned in Fort Worth Texas in the 1980s.

Texas Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Collection - Doug Kemp

Texas

Texas. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s collection.

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