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Artist creates stellar pop-art inspired by happiness

Artist creates stellar pop-art inspired by happiness

You don't need to be an educated art geek to know the work of successful action-pop artist Shane Bowden. Articulate, engaging and supremely tuned into the zeitgeist, Bowden gives art lovers of all ages electric conversation pieces in the now.

Pop art, sometimes dismissed by hardcore art critics as jet-puffed superficial imagery for the masses, thrives more than ever in today's market. While Bowden's imagery certainly reflects current culture, with its Chanel bottles, football helmets and Star Wars Storm Troopers, Bowden's art intrinsically gets at something much deeper and something quite unexpected: happiness.

Channeling that emotion himself, from a series...

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