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An underground visual art movement that arose in the Los Angeles, California, area in the late 1970s.

Lowbrow is a widespread populist art movement with origins in the underground comix world, punk music, hot-rod street culture, and other California subcultures. It is also often known by the name pop surrealism.

Most lowbrow artworks are paintings, but there are also toys, and sculptures.

Many of the creators of lowbrow art are influenced by Acid house flyers, Advertising, Animated cartoons, Circus and Sideshow culture, Commercial art, Comic books, Erotica, Graffiti and Street art, Kitsch, Kustom Kulture, Mail art, Pop culture, Psychedelic art, Punk rock culture, Retro Illustration, Religious art, Pulp magazine art, Surf culture, Tattoo art, Tiki culture, Toys for adults, notably vinyl figurines, anti-political views, among many other things.
The tattoo studio downtown is having an art show dealing with lowbrow art. You should enter something if it looks dirty or offensive but happy and cartoony.
by xsss April 25, 2007
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