Oil and Magna on canvas
Museum Ludwig, Köln, Ludwig Donation 1976
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein's work first captured the world's attention in the 1960s, when he became known as one of America's foremost Pop artists. His signature style borrowed from mass culture — particularly comic books and advertising — bringing the look and feel of commercial printing to fine art. Lichtenstein also often paraphrased the history of art in his paintings, referencing canonical masterpieces as well as the tools of art, such as stretchers and brushstrokes. Roy Lichtenstein presents a thorough selection of these groundbreaking works — including more than 65 paintings and works on paper — chronicling the artist's fascination with the act of art-making over his long career. SFMOMA is the only U.S. venue for this major exhibition.
Roy Lichtenstein: All About Art is organized by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.
The San Francisco presentation is sponsored by Bank of America and Visa USA Inc.