STREET now open! Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
 
London

Tate Modern

Exhibition Detail
Lichtenstein: A Retrospective
Bankside
London SE1 9TG
United Kingdom


February 21st, 2013 - May 27th, 2013
Opening: 
February 21st, 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
Oh, Jeff...I Love You, Too...But..., Roy LichtensteinRoy Lichtenstein,
Oh, Jeff...I Love You, Too...But...,
1964 Collection Simonyi
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein / DACS 2012
 Whaam!   , Roy LichtensteinRoy Lichtenstein, Whaam! ,
1963, Acrylic and oil on canvas , support: 1727 x 4064 mm frame: 1747 x 4084 x 60 mm
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
Look Mickey, Roy LichtensteinRoy Lichtenstein, Look Mickey, 1961
© Gift of Roy and Dorothy Lichtenstein in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art
< || >
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
london bridge, southbank
EMAIL:  
visiting.modern@tate.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 020 7887 8888
OPEN HOURS:  
Sun-Thurs 10-6; Fri-Sat 10-10
TAGS:  
pop
COST:  
£14, concessions available
> DESCRIPTION

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at Tate Modern is the first full-scale retrospective of this artist in over twenty years. Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, it brings together 125 of his most definitive paintings and sculptures and will reassess his enduring legacy. Renowned for his works based on comic strips and advertising imagery, coloured with his signature hand-painted Benday dots, the exhibition showcases key paintings such as Look Mickey 1961 lent from the National Gallery Art, Washington and his monumental Artist’s Studio series of 1973–4.

Tate Modern is proud to present a retrospective of one of the great American artists of the twentieth century.

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective is the first full-scale retrospective of this important artist in over twenty years. Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, this momentous show brings together 125 of his most definitive paintings and sculptures and will reassess his enduring legacy.

Lichtenstein is renowned for his works based on comic strips and advertising imagery, coloured with his signature hand-painted Benday dots. The exhibition showcases such key paintings as Look Mickey 1961 lent from the National Gallery Art, Washington and his monumental Artist’s Studio series of 1973–4. Other noteworthy highlights include Whaam! 1963 – a signature work in Tate’s collection – and Drowning Girl 1963 on loan from the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The artist’s rich and expansive practice will be represented by a wide range of materials, including paintings on Rowlux and steel, as well sculptures in ceramic and brass and a selection of previously unseen drawings, collages and works of paper.

Room after room will pay tribute to his extraordinary oeuvre, celebrating the visual power and intellectual rigour of Roy Lichtenstein’s work. 

‘… a retrospective devoted to American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein had sensational reviews in Chicagoand should look just as good at Tate Modern.’

Richard Dorment, The Daily Telegraph

‘… is bound to have crowds queuing down the South Bank for a glimpse of his iconic comic-strip-inspired canvases.’

The Times


Copyright © 2006-2013 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.