Monday, April 9, 2012


"Nudes With Beach Ball" is part of a Roy Lichtenstein retrospective opening at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein's  (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) new retrospective, his first in 20 years opens at the Art Institute of Chicago on May 16. This exhibit concentrates on his drawings which many Lichtenstein lovers aren't aware of. Most recognize Lichtenstein's art thorough his interpretations of hot dogs and product packaging and reinterpretations of comic books but many do not know that the images he created resulted from his drawings to the finished painting. There are things in the show that have never been included in a public exhibition and there will be works from the artist’s family and estate and others that had been secreted away in private collections.

Curators at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Tate Modern in London have spent five years organizing their own retrospective, which opens in Chicago on May 16 before going to the National Gallery of Art in Washington in October, the Tate Modern in February 2013 and the Pompidou Center in Paris that July.

The New York Times article can be read in full here.

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