Roy Lichtenstein: Women Unhappily Bothered by Men

Roy Lichtenstein: Women Unhappily Bothered by Men

Paintings by:  Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 September 29, 1997) was a prominent American pop artist, whose work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style.  He himself described Pop art as, “not American painting but actually industrial painting.”  Lichtenstein’s early paintings of women were based on cartoons and mostly blond, they are anonymous, beautiful and often unhappily bothered, usually by men.  Just when you thought you’d seen enough Pop Art to last a lifetime, Lichtenstein’s portrayals in some way glorify the American woman by giving innocuous images of her generic concocted self and her roiling emotions such blazing formal power.

Roy Lichtenstein: Comics and Pop Art

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Photo of the Day: New Rock City

Photo of the Day: New Rock City

Photography by:  Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

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The Satin Dollz: Whatever Lola Wants

The Satin Dollz: Whatever Lola Wants

Whatever Lola Wants is a very sexy short film/music video directed by Dan Blank for The Satin Dollz, a troupe of hot vintage pin-up dancers in the Los Angeles area.  They really are like live action pin-up art in this video, between the vignettes and the costuming this video really hits it home!  Whatever Lola Wants, sung by Sarah Vaughan, was filmed in Hollywoodland, California, in glorious 7-D.

The Satin Dollz: Whatever Lola Wants

Slide Show: Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets

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We’ve Got Some Very, Very Bad News!

We’ve Got Some Very, Very Bad News!

Bad News is a remarkable animated short film created by Bastian Böhm and Nico Uthe.  The film has been named to the Guggenheim Museum’s shortlist for its YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video contest, which has generated some 23,000 submissions since it began in June.

The viewer is confronted by headlines proclaiming the end of the world, reports of terrible financial crises and fears of an impending apocalypse.  Bad News presents the viewer with a question about what kinds of consequences could be caused by sensational news reports, to what extent does mass-media become a form of catastrophic self-fulfilling prophecy.

We’ve Got Some Very, Very Bad News!

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