Currently on exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in New York is the Roy Lichtenstein: Still Life Exhibition; the first exhibition devoted solely to Lichtenstein’s still life paintings, sculptures and drawings, which span from 1972 through the early 1980s.The exhibition brings together more than fiftyStill Life paintings and sculptures from prominent private collections and museums worldwide, including a selection of rarely seen Still Life drawings, many of which are precise sketches for the paintings and sculptures. These Still Lifes cover a variety of motifs and themes, ranging from traditional subjects such as fruit, flowers, and vases, to contemporary vernacular subjects, including the artist’s intentionally banal Office Still Lifes and the contents of his own studio. Subjects and movements are stripped of their original import and gravitas and recognizably reflect Lichtenstein’s signature “cartoonish” method of painting.
Roy Lichtenstein: Still Lifes will be on exhibit till the 30th of July 2010. Definitely an exhibition you do not want to miss. Make sure you head over to Gagosian Gallery for a look if you are in the area.
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New York, NY 10011
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A fully illustrated catalogue has been published in conjunction with the exhibition, featuring an essay by John Wilmerding, Professor of American Art at Princeton University, a photographic contribution by artist Louise Lawler, and an interview with collector and dealer Joe Helman. Available for Pre-Order now at the Gagosian Gallery website here.