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Allen Jones on Lichtenstein

Both artists are significant figures in the story of Pop Art and close friends

Roy Lichtenstein and Allen Jones were not just significant figures in the story of pop art, they were also close friends. Here, Jones remembers what captivated him when, as a young British artist in New York, he first encountered the work of Lichtenstein, and how it drastically changed the course of his own career, opening up new ways of thinking about what could be considered art.

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Artist

Roy Lichtenstein

1923–1997
Artist

Allen Jones

born 1937
Artwork

Roy Lichtenstein Whaam!

1963