Roy Lichtenstein: Dots, Stripes and Strokes: Andipa, London

27 February - 27 March 2004


Roy Lichtenstein was the master of the stereotype, and the most sophisticated of the major Pop artists in terms of his analysis of visual convention and his ironic explanation of past styles. The art of Roy Lichtenstein was introduced to New York in 1961 where it was swiftly taken up by collectors and museums. Since that time, the appreciation for his art has remained constant with a demand rarely matched by other artists. 

Lichtenstein's development as a mature painter was marked by his propensity for working in successive series or thematic groups. The later groups tended to be interpretations and to some extent parodies of earlier Modernist styles - Cubism, Futurist and Surrealism. In the early 1980s Lichtenstein created sculptural maquettes constructed from flat shapes as three-dimensional graphic imitations of German Expressionist woodcuts. These, like his series of painted or sculpted brushstrokes of the 1980s, painstakingly created an ironic suggestion of spontaneity. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he returned to the use of Ben-Day dots in a new and refined application of his earlier style.

This exhibition covers four decades of the artist's career, from the 60's to 90's, including a number of rare prints discovered in mint condition.  Discover our collection of Roy Lichtenstein screen prints

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