Roy Lichtenstein

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Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein(Biography)

His most celebrated image

Roy Lichtenstein was an American Pop Artist during the 1960's, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and James Rosenquist among others, he become a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art through parody. favoring the comic strip as his main inspiration, 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 bookstyle. He described pop art as "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting" His paintings were exhibited at Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City.

Roy Lichtenstein was born October 27, 1923 and died September 29, 1997.

His first work was "Look Mickey" painted in 1961 and eventually purchased by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. U.S.A

Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. It is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion upon them. And due to its utilization of found objects and images it is similar to Dada. Pop art is aimed to employ images of popular as opposed to elitist culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of any given culture, most often through the use of irony. It is also associated with the artists' use of mechanical means of reproduction or rendering techniques.


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