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(1923 – 1997), USA

Roy Lichtenstein Biography

Roy Lichtenstein’s early appropriation of the aesthetics of American popular culture made him integral to the development of Pop Art. A student of the work of Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Paul Klee, Lichtenstein incorporated elements of contemporary art theory and popular print media into his painting. In 1961 he began to replicate the Benday dot system used in mass-circulation printed sources such as comics, newspapers, and billboards; this would become a signature element of his painting and sculpture. By mimicking this industrial method and appropriating images from high and low culture, his work realized a broader accessibility that had not yet been achieved in contemporary art. Some of his most recognizable series evolved from imagery drawn from popular culture: advertising images, war-time comics, and pin-up portraits, as well as traditional painting genres such as landscapes, still lifes, and interiors.

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Roy Lichtenstein (b. 1923, d. 1997) studied at the Ohio State University. After teaching painting in upstate New York and New Jersey, he moved to New York City in 1963, and then to Southampton, New York, in 1970. Lichtenstein’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1994), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek (2003; traveled to Hayward Gallery, London, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, through 2004), and Kunsthaus Bregenz (2005). A major retrospective opened at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012.

Roy Lichtenstein Featured Artworks

Glass V by Roy Lichtenstein contemporary artwork
Roy LichtensteinGlass V, 1977–1978Painted and patinated bronze
69.62 x 37.75 x 17.75 inches
Gagosian Contact Gallery
Crying Girl by Roy Lichtenstein contemporary artwork
Roy LichtensteinCrying Girl, 1964Enamel on metal
116.8 x 116.8 x 3.2 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Reflections on Crash by Roy Lichtenstein contemporary artwork
Roy LichtensteinReflections on Crash, 1990
Not for sale
STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery
Portrait of a Woman by Roy Lichtenstein contemporary artwork
Roy LichtensteinPortrait of a Woman, 1979Oil and magna on linen
70 x 54 inches
Gagosian Contact Gallery

Roy Lichtenstein Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, American Pastoral at Gagosian, London
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23 January–14 March 2020 Group Exhibition American Pastoral GagosianBritannia Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Continuing Abstraction at Gagosian, Basel
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10 June–13 July 2019 Group Exhibition Continuing Abstraction GagosianBasel
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Handmade Readymades at STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore
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9 June–8 September 2018 Group Exhibition Handmade Readymades STPI - Creative Workshop & GallerySingapore

Roy Lichtenstein Represented By

Gagosian contemporary art gallery in 980 Madison Avenue, New York, USA Gagosian New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Hong Kong

Roy Lichtenstein In Ocula Magazine

How Auction Houses are Approaching Their Crucial Summer Sales Ocula News How Auction Houses are Approaching Their Crucial Summer Sales New York, 25 June 2020

Sotheby's, Christie's, Phillips and Bonham's have changed what they're selling and how they're selling it for major auctions taking place over the next two weeks.

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The Latest: Venice Biennale Delayed till 2022, Olafur Eliasson's AR Bugs, and More Ocula News The Latest: Venice Biennale Delayed till 2022, Olafur Eliasson's AR Bugs, and More Hong Kong, 19 May 2020

This week's need-to-know art news, including Christie's new global auction and an attempt at a fairer art fair by the New Art Dealers Alliance.

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Roy Lichtenstein In Related Press

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Roy Lichtenstein: 1961 to 1965 Related Press Roy Lichtenstein: 1961 to 1965 1 November 2019, Gillian Pistell

In the autumn of 1961, performance artist Allan Kaprow arranged a meeting between Roy Lichtenstein and Ivan Karp, director of the influential Leo Castelli Gallery in New York. The purpose of the meeting was to show Karp four of the new 'comic book paintings' that Lichtenstein had recently made. The paintings, The Engagement Ring (1961), Girl...

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Say hello to my little zine! The NY Art Book Fair takes over Moma PS1 Related Press Say hello to my little zine! The NY Art Book Fair takes over Moma PS1 19 September 2016, ARTNews

The NY Art Book Fair draws a huge crowd every year, and so it wasn’t a surprise that there were lines everywhere at this year’s edition—lines to get into the bathroom, lines to see certain booths, lines for the KAWS signing (the longest line of all), and lines simply to get into the fair itself. But those lines moved quickly, and...

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Tate Modern's Switch House Related Press Tate Modern's Switch House 23 June 2016, Art Agenda

“When racism and sexism are no longer fashionable,” the Guerilla Girls asked in 1989, “what will your art collection be worth?” Predicting that “the art market won’t bestow mega-buck prices on the work of a few white males forever,” their printed notice listed 67 female artists (several of whom are now on...

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8 Artist Haunts of Long Island and the Hamptons Related Press 8 Artist Haunts of Long Island and the Hamptons 28 July 2015, Paddle 8

Malcolm Gladwell claims that "you can learn as much–or more–from one glance at a private space as you can from hours of exposure to a public face.” If the walls of these coastal homes could talk, we would be endlessly entertained with stories from the private lives of art power couples, from Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner to...

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