Roy Lichtenstein in Focus at Tate Liverpool

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While we were visiting Tate Liverpool we called in to have a look at the exhibition of works by the well known American “Pop artist” Roy Lichenstein on the second floor of the Gallery. One of the “Artist’s Room” series of exhibitions, it includes

20 works charting Roy Lichtenstein’s (1923–1997) early interest in landscape to his iconic pop paintings influenced by comic strips and advertising imagery

Works on show include his well known screen printing style paintings Whaam! (1963), which has recently undergone a restoration

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and In the Car (1963)

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Lichtenstein was interested in reflections and in his painting In the Car he’d incorporated  reflections on glass in his composition and Waterlilly pond with reflections (1992) he’d printed on a stainless steel panel

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I also liked a couple of works where he’d used a shiny plastic material to create a simple seascape, and, in the following example a Moonscape (1965).

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and I rather liked his take on Monet’s Haystacks

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3 thoughts on “Roy Lichtenstein in Focus at Tate Liverpool

    • His work is certainly very accessible and easy to like. Although I knew of his better known pictures, and have seen Whaam! Several times at Tate Modern (where it’s usually on display) The Liverpool exhibition introduced me to some other aspects of his work

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