Artist Rooms Roy Lichtenstein

13 July – 7 September

This summer the Grundy Art Gallery is presenting the work of American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923 – 1997).

A pioneer of the Pop Art movement that exploded in the 1960s, Lichtenstein’s influence is still widely seen today. Creating often monumentally sized paintings using his signature hand-painted dots, Lichtenstein’s style mimicked the Ben-Day dot aesthetics of comic books and commercial newsprint, becoming synonymous with the pervasive and accelerating effects of popular mass culture at the time. Sometimes incorporating text, his paintings and prints use irony and cliché to reflect on the contemporary conditions of his day, from obsessions with youth and beauty, to the socio-political context in which he found himself working.

Artist Rooms Roy Lichtenstein has been developed in partnership with Tate and National Galleries Scotland, and provides a rare opportunity to see such a substantial collection of Lichtenstein’s work in the north of England. This solo exhibition showcases a key body of his work which has been placed on long loan to the Artist Rooms collection by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.

Following its presentation at Grundy Art Gallery, the exhibition will be shown at the Hatton Gallery in Newcastle from 28 September 2019.

 

Caption: Roy Lichtenstein, Reflections on Girl, 1990. ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Collection 2015. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2019. Photo ©John McKenzie.

 

Further information:
  • Opening times Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 5.00 pm; closed Sundays and Mondays; Bank Holidays, 11am – 4pm.
  • Location Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, Blackpool FY1 1PX
  • This is a free exhibition
  • Further information 01253 478170
  • Email: grundyartgallery@blackpool.gov.uk

http://www.grundyartgallery.com/