Pop art began as a way for American artists to respond to the abstract expressionist style of painting that had become so popular. They wanted to give people a clear message through their art, and they wanted it to stand out, to be unabashed in its display. Unafraid of being dismissed by the larger art community, they championed a movement that, by the sheer outrageousness of it, became impossible to ignore. They were truly wild at heart, they didn’t care. But they didn’t care for all the right reasons.