Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Head with Blue Shadow’, 1965, Nasher Sculpture Center

Roy Lichtenstein
Head with Blue Shadow, 1965

Signature: Signed and dated Inside front of neck: 'r.f. Lichtenstein / '65'

Image rights: (c) Estate of Roy Lichtenstein; Photographer: Tom Jenkins

1965 Lichtenstein, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 1965. 1969 Roy Lichtenstein, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1969. Exhibition catalogue. 1977 Roy Lichtenstein: Ceramic Sculpture, Art Galleries, California State University at Long Beach, 1977. Exhibition catalogue. 1984 The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters, the Spirit of Modernism, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 1984. Exhibition catalogue. 1985 Pop Art from the Tremaine Collection, Larry Gagosian Gallery, New York, 1985. Exhibition catalogue. 1987 A Century of Modern Sculpture: The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection, Dallas Museum of Art, April 5 - May 31, 1987. Exhibition catalogue. 1994 Roy Lichtenstein, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 7, 1993 - January 16, 1994. Exhibition catalogue. 1995 The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein, Dallas Museum of Art, May 15 - August 30, 1995. 1998 Roy Lichtenstein, Imágenes Reconocibles, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, July 9 - October 18, 1998. Exhibition catalogue. 2001 Pop Art: US/UK Connections, 1956-66, The Menil Collection, Houston, January 26 - May 13, 2001. Exhibition catalogue. 2004 Bodies Past and Present: The Figurative Tradition in the Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, September 2004 - July 2005. 2005 Roy Lichtenstein: Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, London, May 28 - August 6, 2005. Exhibition catalogue. Roy Lichtenstein: Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, New York, September 9 - October 29, 2005. Exhibition catalogue. 2008 In Pursuit of the Masters: Stories from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, September 20, 2008 – January 4, 2009. Exhibition pamphlet.

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Robert and Ethel Scull, New York
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine, New York and Connecticut
Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles
Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Dallas, Texas, 1985

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