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ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein

Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

Until Sat 7 Sep 2019

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This summer Grundy Art Gallery presents the work of American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997). A pioneer of the Pop Art movement that exploded in the 1960s, his influence is still widely seen today. This solo exhibition provides a rare opportunity to see such a substantial collection of Lichtenstein’s work in the north west of England.

Creating often monumentally sized paintings using his signature hand-painted dots, his style mimicked the Ben-Day dot aesthetics of comic books and commercial newsprint, becoming synonymous with the pervasive and accelerating effects of popular mass culture at the time. Roy Lichtenstein’s bold graphic style is immediately recognisable and his influence still widely seen today. The exhibition showcases a key body of works on long loan from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation to ARTIST ROOMS, a collection of international modern and contemporary art which is jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland, alongside major loans from both institutions.

Image: Roy Lichtenstein, Reflections on Girl, 1990, ARTIST ROOMS, Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Collection 2015.

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