Roy Lichtenstein: 1961-63 at Craig F. Starr


Craig F. Starr Gallery continues to run Roy Lichtenstein: 1961-63 until 27 January 2018. The exhibition brings together a selection of early paintings and drawings which predominately share a black and white palette.

In the spring of 1961, Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) began to utilize the streamlined forms of American post-war consumer culture such as those found in newspaper and magazine advertisements. He furthered the symbolic potential of advertising and commercial daily-life imagery by amplifying, enhancing, and adjusting its rigid outlines and spare compositions. Hovering in meaning between the everyday, geometric diagram, and artwork, these works prompt the viewer to see the image itself as mere representation.

The show is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue and includes an essay by renowned art historian and critic Hal Foster.

Image: Dan Bradica for Craig F. Starr