Ten things to know about… Roy Lichtenstein

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Artsper team regularly looks over all works of art of one artist and chooses 10 of them that the team absolutely wants to keep. Even though it is a completely subjective retrospective, this is the occasion for you to discover again the genius of the artist. This week, Roy Lichtenstein?

 

Roy Lichtenstein was born on October 27th, 1928 in New York.

As a major Pop Art artist, he was inspired by comics and advertising.

Among its famous works, we can find Look Mickey, Whaam or Drowning Girl. Lichtenstein painted Look Mickey after his son told him, while reading a journal of Mickey, “I bet you’re not able to paint as well as this, Dad?”.

The technique used by Lichtenstein is called “Ben-Day”, in reference to the print technique of reproducing a series of points on paper.

Roy Lichtenstein also liked to pay tribute to old artists, by taking them over or by parodying them, like Matisse, Picasso or Mondrian.

Less known than his cartoons reproductions, Lichtenstein also created several landscapes and still-lives, like “Landscape in a fog”.

He also created sculptures like Lamp Or Barcelona Head, produced for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

Roy Lichtenstein died of pneumonia in 1997.

Today, the world counts approximately 4,500 Lichtenstein’s works of art in circulation.

 

roy-lichtenstein-sunrise

“Sunrise”

LICHTENSTEIN-1997-Landscape-with-Scholars-Rock

“Landscape with scholar rocks”

Hey you

“Hey you”

The Ring

“The ring”

Nude Street Scene

“Nude Street Scene”

Haystack

“Haystack”

Alka Seltzer Roy

“Alka Saltzer”

lichtenstein-whaam

“Whaam”

crying-girl

“Crying Girl”

Look Mickey

“Look Mickey”

 

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