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Roy Lichtenstein | We Rose Up Slowly, 1964 | MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST, Frankfurt, Ehemalige Sammlung Karl Ströher, Darmstadt (DE) © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/Bildrecht, Vienna 2024
Museum Exhibition

Roy Lichtenstein: A Centennial Exhibition Solo exhibition of Roy Lichtenstein at Albertina, Vienna

8 March—14 July 2024
The Albertina Museum, Vienna

On the occasion of his 100th birthday, the ALBERTINA Museum is celebrating the master of Pop Art, Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997, New York), with a comprehensive retrospective that brings together over 90 paintings, sculptures and prints. Alongside Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein is one of the founding figures of Pop Art and the one who combined Low Art and High Art.

Roy Lichtenstein is known for his stereotyped blondes, war heroes, and comic book figures with speech balloons. His cartoon-like aesthetic, employing brashly luminous colors, clear lines, and characteristic Ben Day dots in imitation of cheap comic book printing techniques, was hugely influential in the American art scene of the 1960s.

This exhibition begins in the ’60s with early works by Lichtenstein including the Pop Art icon of that era: Look Mickey. Likewise on exhibit will be the artist’s iconic black-and-white paintings of objects taken from product advertisements as well as landscapes in enamel technique and paintings that paraphrase works by artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Kirchner, and Pollock. A special highlight will be a gigantic Brushstroke sculpture, liberated from the canvas to conquer the exhibition space.

Together with Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein numbers among the 20th century’s most influential and important American artists.

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