Roy Lichtenstein Black & White1961-1968

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Author: Isabelle Dervaux Texts by: Graham Bader, Clare Bell, Thomas Crow, Isabelle Dervaux, Margaret Holben Ellis, Lindsey Tyne Graphic Design: Büro Sieveking German Februar 2011, 240 Pages, 161 Ills. Hardcover 297mm x 249mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2744-0
| An important contribution to the history of drawing: Roy Lichtenstein’s Pop Art creations

Between 1961 and 1968, Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) created some fifty large-format, highly detailed black-and-white drawings that represent one of the most important Pop-Art contributions to the history of drawing. The motifs stem from the consumer world and were radically new at the time, not only in their imagery but also their style, deliberately reminiscent of substandard commercial art. These independent drawings appropriate tawdry illustrations from packaging, advertisements, and comic books and transform them into works of striking visual intensity, tying in to the clean-edge aesthetic of geometric abstraction in the sixties.This richly illustrated publication provides a new basis for research on Lichtenstein’s early Pop Art years and includes material on the largely unknown 1967Aspen project, in which the artist transformed a space into a black-and-white cartoon drawing. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2643-6)Exhibition schedule: The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, September 24, 2010–January 2, 2011 | Albertina, Vienna, January 28–May 15, 2011