Roy Lichtenstein: a retropsective.

By: Rondeau, James.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Tate Publishing, 2012Description: 368 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm.ISBN: 9781849761062.Subject(s): Painting - American | Popart-United States-Exhibitions | Art, Modern-20th century-Exhibitions | Lichtenstein, Roy,-1923-1997DDC classification: 759.13LIC
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The most iconic works of Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) are known, reproduced, copied, and even parodied. This title examines various periods in Lichtenstein's career, going well beyond his brushstrokes and the classic Pop romance and war cartoon paintings that made him famous. Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 26th May-3rd Sept. 2012, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 14th Oct. 2012-6th Jan. 2013, and Tate Modern, London, 21st Feb.-7th May 2013.

Exhibition at Tate Modern, London, 21 February - 27 May 2013.

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CHOICE Review

A versatile artist adept in many mediums, Roy Lichtenstein--one of the founders of the Pop Art movement in the US--is perhaps best known for his Ben Day dot paintings, with subjects culled from sources including art history, the comics, and everyday objects and activities, among others. Indeed, his legacy lies in his uncanny ability to conflate and resolve the uneasy tensions between commercial and fine art. His career and contributions to art are being celebrated in a major retrospective--the first since his death in 1997--organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, London. This sumptuous exhibition catalogue addresses the broad scope of Lichtenstein's career and art with ten well-researched, well-documented essays that examine everything from the development of his hallmark Ben Day dot painting method to his late works, in which he explored his abiding fascination with Chinese landscape painting and that hallmark of Western art, the nude. The bulk of the catalogue features beautiful color plates of the exhibition's 160-plus works, usefully arranged thematically and then chronologically within each section. An extensive illustrated chronology of the artist's life and career follows the plates. This indispensable resource will appeal to a wide range of readers. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general readers. D. E. Gliem Eckerd College