Datebook: Pop Art at Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
  Resource:ARTINFO   2016-09-05 14:13:19  

“Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.” will be on view at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, from October 7, 2016, through March 13, 2017. The exhibition features the work of Roy Lichtenstein, one of the pioneers of the Pop Art movement. Renowned for his representation of everyday objects, Lichtenstein made fine art accessible to the American public.

The exhibition examines the social impact of Pop Art, especially as it developed in Los Angeles. On display will be more than 70 of Lichtenstein’s works spanning four decades. On view will be the seminal and rarely exhibited “Ten Dollar Bill” (1956), one of Lichtenstein’s very first Pop Art pieces; as well as the iconic “Sunrise” (1965), and “Shipboard Girl” (1965). A number of Lichtenstein’s famed comic book works, such as “Whaam!” (1963) and “As I Opened Fire” (1964) will be on view alongside the original comic book from which he drew inspiration.

“Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.” gives viewers a chance to understand Lichtenstein’s vast body of work and the community of artists, gallerists, printers, and patrons who shaped the Pop Art movement as a new and exciting fine art form, one that seeped into the American popular culture and focused on bringing art to the people.

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