Roy Lichtenstein: Lichtenstein posters

Roy Lichtenstein: Lichtenstein posters
Library Shelf Location 18.LICH
Publication Date 2008
Description Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, from 19 December 2008 - 01 March 2009. Includes bibliographical references. Summary Roy Lichtenstein's art is most recognisable for its trademark Benday dots and two-dimensional planes, cartoon-like qualities that placed him at the forefront of the American Pop Art scene. With its heavy emphasis on America's consumer culture, Lichtenstein's style lends itself easily to the poster genre. This volume opens with his earliest poster, designed for his first exhibition at the Leo Castelli gallery in 1962, and closes with his last, which he completed in the year of his death. An additional section features reproductions from the Claus von Olden collection and includes posters and flyers that were produced all over the world using Lichtenstein's iconic motifs. The works reflect Lichtenstein's prolific imagination and ability to adapt his vision to the promotion of music and film festivals, theatrical performances, museums, restaurants, public service messages, as well as his own exhibitions. An essay by Jurgen Doring, curator of the exhibit for which this volume was created, expounds upon Lichtenstein's development as an artist who blurred the boundaries between low- and highbrow art. The book also includes an illustrated biography of the artist. Biography Jurgen Doring is head of the Department of Graphics and Posters at the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany.
ISBN 9783791347783
Quantity 1
Pages 151 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 38 cm
Author Jurgen Doring
Format Paperback
Publisher Prestel Publishing, New York
Related Artist Roy Lichtenstein
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Pop Art, Posters
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Languages German, English

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