Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Gallery 26 Exhibition Poster’, 1950, Alpha 137 Gallery
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Gallery 26 Exhibition Poster’, 1950, Alpha 137 Gallery
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Gallery 26 Exhibition Poster’, 1950, Alpha 137 Gallery
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Gallery 26 Exhibition Poster’, 1950, Alpha 137 Gallery

This rare poster is of the Dayton Art Institute's Roy Lichtenstein exhibition- November 29th to December 25th. The legendary Roy Lichtenstein was a major figure of the 1960's pop art movement.

Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, The Twenty-Fourth Annual Ohio Printmakers’ Exhibition, November–December 1950.

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