Paintings and Artists that I like

Painting is something I could never do. I would be lucky to paint stick figures. Like music, it is a great form of expression. If I were an artist I would do pop art paintings and…black light poster art… I would be a very poor artist because the demand for those styles in 2018 would be close to non existent to say the least.

I do get into Art a bit. I’m not an expert nor will I ever be…I like what I like….A friend I have is a great artist and over the years I’ve learned things from him. The art styles that I like the most are Pop Art, Expressionism, and Surrealism… Some of the artists I like are Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Edvard Munch and Salvador Dali. I cannot tell you about their technical skills…which yes they all had but it was the feel or soul they all  had in their paintings. The way Warhol could make some simple advertisement into art. The way Peter Max can take you places by just looking at his work. Salvador Dali taking you places where you may not want to go but enjoy it all the same.

Andy Warhol


Peter Max

Peter Max.jpg

Edvard Munch


Salvador Dali


I also like some vintage commercial art. The art that hung in business offices across the land. A company call Marushka had many that I liked. Art for mass consumption is looked down upon at times but there are many prints that I like from them in the 70s and 80s. Below is one of them


I also like black light and some think it’s lowbrow but I don’t care. What imaginations artists had when they painted them…sober or otherwise.


I can also say that my taste in art is the same as in music…having feeling or soul is the reason I never got into progressive rock bands….I could care less if you know every chord in the book and are technically advanced…if music doesn’t have soul…I want nothing to do with it. Just because you can play fast or do guitar gymnastics doesn’t mean anything without soul. Some music I do think is art. A Day in the Life, Bohemian Rhapsody, Overnight Sensation and others.


Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

8 thoughts on “Paintings and Artists that I like”

  1. I used to love Dali but not so much anymore. I do love Peter Max’s art, though. If you don’t already have it, get yourself a copy of a book called ‘Electrical Banana’ (by Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel), it has a wealth of art I think you’ll love.

    Oh and black light posters… mmm…. the originals were lovely, particularly in a dark room with ‘black light’ on (though I knew a few people who ruined their eyes looking at the lights instead of the posters) . I had some conversations online a few years ago with a guy who worked at one of the studios that printed some of the dayglo posters – some of the ones by Haphash.

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    1. That book will be on my list. I love that pop art.

      The black light stuff I just love. The imagination and art work on some… was great.
      I have only one original that I got at a yard sale.
      I checked those out…they are great!

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      1. I used to have the Crazy World of Arthur Brown one, it was shades of purple, magenta, pink and went through to a patch of yellow – all in dayglo screenprinting inks. I loved it. Why I ever got rid of it, I don’t know. I also had the gold and red-foiled (not dayglo) Mr Tambourine poster with all the little rings and circles and Dylan’s head. And there was one with ‘UFO coming’ – another very well known poster, with a sort of art-nouveau drawing of a girl with swirly bits, and the usual wavy-hippy text, mostly in deep magenta with gold foil.

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      2. Some of those things look 3D and I love to stare at them in the dark. I did pick up one black light sign that is made to look like the words are coming at you. My original blacklight poster has the Cheshire Cat grinning with pot leaves all around. I need to clean up my music room and take a better picture of it.
        I also love the wavy hippy text.

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