Roy Lichtenstein
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Roy Lichtenstein (1923 – 1997) was an American pop artist. Favouring the comic strip as subject matter, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while parodied the consumer culture of his time, and the way mass media portrayed them. His first work to feature the large-scale use of hard-edged figures and Ben-Day dots was “Look Mickey” (1961). “Drowning Girl”(1963) which was appropriated from the lead story in DC Comics’ Secret Hearts #83” consolidated his reputation as an international artist. From 1965 he largely abandoned comics as a subject, to take on his “Modern Paintings” series, borrowed from Art Déco and other motifs, to eventually remake masterpieces by Cézanne, Mondrian and Picasso.

Artist images


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File:Roy Lichtenstein Drowning Girl.jpg

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File:Bedroom at Arles.jpg

Artist external links


http://www.lichtensteinfoundation.org/
http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/Lichtenstein
http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artist_id=3542

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