Roy Lichtenstein: The Finished, Black-and-White Drawings of a Pop Master

Woman in Bath, 1963

I Know How You Must Feel, Brad! (1963)

Knock, Knock, 1961

Bread and Jam, 1963

Baked Potato, 1970

Look, Mickey! (1978)

Roy Lichtenstein: The Finished, Black-and-White Drawings of a Pop Master

From January 28th through May 15th, The Albertina in Vienna is showcasing some rare works by the celebrated artist Roy Lichtenstein. Roy Lichtenstein: Black and White 1961-1968 features pieces from one of the most prolific periods in the artist’s career, illustrating a shift in style that would influence his later works.

Inspired by advertising and the media, Lichtenstein began creating his famous comic-strip pop-art in the 1960s. The artist created about seventy impressive black-and-white drawings and paintings between 1961 and 1968, which were completely new in terms of subject and style. The Albertina is presenting the black-and-white drawings in conjunction with selected black-and-white paintings for the first time in this special exhibition.

Roy Lichtenstein at the Albertina, Vienna

Roy Lichtenstein’s Drawings Exhibition at the Morgan Library

Slide Show: Roy Lichtenstein/The Black-and-White Drawings of a Pop Master

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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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