Art Work of the Week: American Pop

The graphic Roy Lichtenstein

By Roger Childs

Roy Lichtenstein was one of the key figures in the emergence of American Pop Art in the 1960s.

Along with Andy Warhol, Jasper John and others, his bold, graphic style was heavily influenced by popular culture, especially cartoons and advertising.

Some of his best known works centred on a rather anxious, larger than life young woman often talking to herself, or on the phone.

However he also touched on issues of the times like the Vietnam War, and the feature painting below is a collage of a figure with shapes, designs and textures, and is currently on show at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.

Lichtenstein was in his forties when he started on his Pop Art period. He died in 1997 aged 74.




Figures with landscape
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