The exhibit Roy Lichtenstein: 1961-63 currently on view at Craig F. Starr Gallery is an “Important subset of Lichtenstein’s work, bringing together a selection of early paintings and drawings,” and on view for just a few more days.
Renowned artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was born in New York City, and grew up on the Upper West Side. Taking inspiration from comic strips and advertisements, he took the everyday popular commercial items – fast food, cartoons, celebrities – and made it “pop” in big, bold paintings. His first one-man show, held at Leo Castelli in 1962, completely sold out before it even opened, as he went on to become one of the pioneers of Pop Art.
Lichtenstein went on to create more than 5,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, and murals.
The exhibit, Roy Lichtenstein: 1961-63 will be on view at Craig F. Starr Gallery, 5 East 73rd Street in NYC through January 27, 2018. The show is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, and will include an essay by renowned art historian and critic Hal Foster.