Roy Fox Lichtenstein (pronounced /ˈlɪktənˌstaɪn/; October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parody. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. He described pop art as "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting". His paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City.
Whaam! and Drowning Girl are generally regarded as Lichtenstein's most famous works, with Oh, Jeff...I Love You, Too...But... arguably third. Drowning Girl, Whaam! and Look Mickey are regarded as his most influential works. Woman with Flowered Hat has held the record for highest Lichtenstein auction price since May 15, 2013 although that was recently beaten in 2015 by Nurse.
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Artist Allen Jones on Roy Lichtenstein and the power of Pop Art
America is often seen as the home of Pop Art, but many European artists were producing ground-breaking work, some of ...
Fellow artist Allen Jones pays his respects to the late great American Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein
Whaam! has been described as one of the most powerful monuments of 1960s Pop Art, and remains one of Tate ...
Roy Lichtenstein was widely regarded as one of the key figures of American Pop Art. A pioneer of a new ...