One of the first American Popular Culture memes that became Pop Art as we now refer to it today, was Kilroy Was Here, he first appeared in the 1940's.
The GIs in World War II would daub Kilroy on walls and other places they were stationed, visited, encamped, and even on military equipment.
Kilroy was the American equivalent of the Australian 'Foo was here' (during and post WWI), and soon caught on with the British Servicemen.
Life magazine noted that during WWII era servicemen were fond of claiming that whatever beach-head they had stormed, they would notice and find, chalked up ahead of them, that 'Kilroy was here'".
I am fond of Pop Culture. I am grateful to the millions of courageous men who fought in World War II, and have tremendous admiration that throughout the atrocity of war, these brave men managed to hang onto their sense of humour.
There is an engraving of Kilroy on the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Kilroy Was Here is not a print, and is signed on the back - it is finished in a high gloss varnish to protect the work from dust and fading.
Colours - Red, Black, Antique Gold
primed paper, Spray paint, stencils, gloss varnish, acrylic paint