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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Roy Lichtenstein Retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago
Roy Lichtenstein: A "Retrospective”
Member Previews: May 13–18 Opens May 22, 2012 Through September 3, 2012
Roy Lichtenstein1923 – 1997) is an American pop artists known for his brightly colored hard edged paintings that look like comic strips. he exhibited his work during the 1960s at the Leo Castelli Gallery and went on to become on the leaders in the pop movement along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist. Lichtenstein was influenced much like Warhol by advertising and American culture.
In 1946 he returned from military service and complete his Master of Fin Arts. He was influenced by Abstract Expressionism, and his work concentrated on women in gardens, wild animals, as well as romantic medieval subjects of knights and battles, all along taking on a subtle tongue-in-cheek irony
"The show at the Art Institute of Chiacgo includes 160 drawings, paintings, and sculptures. he Art Institute of Chicago is the first of only two American institutions that will house the exhibition — next it will travel to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Tate Modern in London, and Paris's Centre Pompidou. While his work has been absorbed into popular culture, inspiring countless imitations from t-shirts to street art murals, and consistently achieves high prices at the auction block, the Art Institute of Chicago summed up Lichtenstein’s life work best in the exhibition's press release, where he's described as an artist who “systematically dismantled the history of modern art while becoming a fixture in that canon.” Read more from: Art Info, Roy Lichtenstein'sRetrospective at the Art Institute Chicago