Artist Rooms. Roy Lichtenstein
01/10/2019 - 20/01/2020
This autumn Hatton Gallery presents the work of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, Roy Lichtenstein. A pioneer of pop art, Lichtenstein is best-known for his paintings based on comic strips, advertising imagery, and his playful adaptations of works of art by other artists. Iconic, entertaining and graphically appealing, Lichtenstein’s legacy remains enduring.
This exhibition explores many of the themes that interested the artist throughout his career, such as the history of art, a fascination with reflections and mirroring, and his love of musical and visual composition. At its centre is a series of impressive large-scale screen prints made in the 1990s, towards the end of the artist’s life, which are on long loan to the ARTIST ROOMS collection through the generosity of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.
Image: Roy Lichtenstein, Modern Art I 1996. ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Collection 2015. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2019