Jan 22, 2011


Roy Lichtenstein was a prominent American pop artist. During the 1960s his paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli in New York City and along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist and others he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art better than any other through parody.

Favoring the old-fashioned comic strip as subject matter, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a tongue-in-cheek humorous manner.

His 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".

Here are some of my favorite Lichtenstein works.

the famous 'Drowning Girl" 1963

'Spray' 1962

'Crying Girl' 1963

1965 'Girl In The Water'

'Seductive Girl' 1996

and i'll never forget the MAC shoot that paid homage to Lichtenstein.

Here are some more Real Live Lichtensteins'