Sara Pope

Sara Pope is a contemporary artist renowned for her eye-catching paintings of painted lips that capture the sensual and seductive power of the mouth. Sara Pope’s art imitates the slick and flawless images that are used in advertising, questioning societal standards of beauty and the notion of femininity.

Sara Pope is a contemporary artist renowned for her eye-catching paintings of painted lips that capture the sensual and seductive power of the mouth. Sara Pope’s art imitates the slick and flawless images that are used in advertising, questioning societal standards of beauty and the notion of femininity.

After completing a degree in mathematics, Pope felt disconnected from her artistic side and decided to move to Barcelona and study graphic design. Back in the UK, Pope worked in media as an art director and designer for many years. Her passion for shoes led her to enrol in a footwear Diploma at the London College of Fashion, and work as a shoe designer. Pope draws on her knowledge and experience of advertising to create her irresistible and glossy images of glamourous bold lips that emulate the glossy images found in magazines. Pope first paints and photographs her model’s lips in a range of poses, with special lighting and makeup techniques to ensure that they look perfect. These photographs are then used as inspiration for the painting part of the process, which sees Pope layer several coats of thin oil-diluted paint, ensuring at each stage that the colours are blended and smoothed extensively, sometimes with the addition of lipstick too.

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Attitude - Framed by Sara Pope
Ready To Hang
Attitude - Framed £110

Sara Pope

33.5 x 33.5cm

Limited edition of 100

BISOUS £950

Sara Pope

65 x 70cm

Artist Proof from a sold out edition of 10

WILD CHERRY £420

Sara Pope

40 x 40cm

Artist Proof from an edition of 50

EMOTIONAL GANGSTA (Red) £495

Sara Pope

40 x 40cm

Artist Proof from an edition of 15

AVA by Sara Pope
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AVA £950

Sara Pope

40 x 40cm

Artist Proof from a sold out edition of 35

MELLOW DRAMA £1,800

Sara Pope

50 x 50cm

Artist Proof from a sold out edition of 50

KISS Silver Glitter by Sara Pope
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KISS Silver Glitter £350

Sara Pope

30 x 30cm

Artist Proof from a sold out edition of 50

ROX £695

Sara Pope

68 x 68cm

Limited edition of 50

Kiss Me Quick by Sara Pope
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Kiss Me Quick £200

Sara Pope

55 x 55 cm

Limited edition of 50

Dealbreaker by Sara Pope
Ready To Hang
Dealbreaker £195

Sara Pope

18.3 x 18.3 x 3.2cm

Limited Edition of 75

Ava by Sara Pope
Rare
Ava £910

Sara Pope

40 x 40cm

Limited Edition of 35

Scarlet Starlet (Print Edition) £695

Sara Pope

80 x 80cm

Limited Edition of 50

Allure by Sara Pope
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Allure £1,050

Sara Pope

60 x 60cm

Limited Edition of 100

Snowflake by Sara Pope
Rare
Snowflake £210

Sara Pope

50.2 x 69.9cm

Grow Wild £150

Sara Pope

25 x 25cm

Limited Edition of 75

Hello Flower £150

Sara Pope

25 x 25cm

Limited Edition of 75

Hard Candy, 2016 (framed) by Sara Pope
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Hard Candy, 2016 (framed) £1,050

Sara Pope

60 x 60cm

Limited Edition of 500

Lips 2, 2010 by Sara Pope
Sold Out
Lips 2, 2010 £980

Sara Pope

52 x 56 cm

Limited Edition of 100

Ava by Sara Pope
Sold Out
Ava £725

Sara Pope

40 x 40cm

Limited Edition of 35

Candy Pop, 2015 (Framed) by Sara Pope
Sold Out
Candy Pop, 2015 (Framed) £450

Sara Pope

65 x 65cm

Limited Edition of 50

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Sara Pope Facts

Pope exposes the toxicity of perfectionism that is rife in the commercial sphere.

Pope was a shoe designer for brands including Paul Smith and Lacoste.

Pope was the first British artist in over 70 years to have an artwork accepted into the Vatican collection.

Pope regularly sells her artwork in auctions at Bonhams Auction House.

Pope’s work has been shown at The Saatchi Gallery, the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Art, and SCOPE Miami.

Sara Pope: The Interview

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Sara Pope: The Interview

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Sara Pope is best known for her seductive paintings and limited edition prints of big, bright and beautiful celebrity lips. Her bold images pack a thought provoking Pop Art punch, raising questions about the ideals of beauty and the transience of celebrity culture. Here she tells artrepublic about her work in the fashion industry, her maths degree detour and her admiration for Grayson Perry… You have described your series of paintings as “collections”; in what ways are you influenced by your work in the fashion industry? I get a lot of inspiration and ideas from the fashion industry, ranging  from ...

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