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Roy Lichtenstein

New York, USA, 1923 - New York, USA, 1997

Exhibitions:

Solo (Selection)
  • 2013 - Lichtenstein: A Retrospective, TATE Modern, London, UK (International)
  • 2012 - Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective, Art Institute Chicago, USA (National)
  • 2010 - "Roy Lichtenstein: Meditations on Art" Museo Triennale, Milan, Italy (International)
  • 1994 - National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Dallas Art Museum, USA (National)
  • 1987 - MoMA, New York, USA (National)
  • 1969 - Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (National)
  • 1968 - Stedelijk Museum, first retrospective in Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (International)
  • 1967 - The Pasadena Art Museum, in collaboration with the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), USA (National)

Awards:

  • Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from George Washington University in Washington, D.C, 1996
  • National Medal of Arts at a gala ceremony in Washington, D.C. Presenting the award are President and Mrs. Clinton, 1995
  • Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic, 1992
  • Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Southampton College in New York, USA, 1979
  • Doctorate of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, Spain, 1977
  • Brooklyn Museum Purchase Award , 1951

Collections:

  • National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The Art Institute of Chicago has several important works by Lichtenstein in its permanent collection, including Brushstroke with Spatter (1966) and Mirror No. 3 (Six Panels) (1971)., Museum Ludwig in Cologne has one of the most comprehensive Lichtenstein holdings. Outside the United States and Europe, the National Gallery of Australia's Kenneth Tyler Collection has extensive holdings of Lichtenstein's prints, numbering over 300 works. I

Additional infos:

Roy Lichtenstein was one of the first American Pop artists to achieve widespread renown, and he became a lightning rod for criticism of the movement. His early work ranged widely in style and subject matter, and displayed considerable understanding of modernist painting: Lichtenstein would often maintain that he was as interested in the abstract qualities of his images as he was in their subject matter. However, the mature Pop style arrived in 1961 and was inspired by comic strips. His high-impact, iconic images have since become synonymous with Pop art, and his method of creating images, which blended aspects of mechanical reproduction and drawing by hand, has become central to critics' understanding of the significance of the movement. A work by Lichtenstein (“Woman With Flowered Hat”, 1963) was sold in 2013 for $56.1 million with fees, well above its $32 million high estimate, at Christie’s New York Contemporary Art Auction; a record setter for the artist at auction.

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