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About Roy Lichtenstein

When American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein painted Look Mickey in 1961, it set the tone for his career. This primary-color portrait of the cartoon mouse introduced Lichtenstein’s detached and deadpan style at a time when introspective Abstract Expressionism reigned. Mining material from advertisements, comics, and the everyday, Lichtenstein brought what was then a great taboo—commercial art—into the gallery. He stressed the artificiality of his images by painting them as though they’d come from a commercial press, with the flat, single-color Ben-Day dots of the newspaper meticulously rendered by hand using paint and stencils. Later in his career, Lichtenstein extended his source material to art history, including the work of Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, and experimented with three-dimensional works. Lichtenstein’s use of appropriated imagery has influenced artists such as Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, and Raymond Pettibon.

American, 1923-1997, New York, New York, based in New York and Southampton, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Roy Lichtenstein: Re-Figure, Castelli Gallery, New York
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2010
Roy Lichtenstein: Still Lifes, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Roy Lichtenstein: Re-Figure, Castelli Gallery, New York
2010
Roy Lichtenstein: Still Lifes, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
The Gestural, 21er Haus, Vienna
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
International Pop, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
2015
RECTO VERSO, Fondazione Prada, Milan
2015
The Inaugural Installation, The Broad, Los Angeles
2015
International Pop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
2015
American Icons, RMN Grand Palais, Paris
2014
Pop Departures, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
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