Roy Lichtenstein in Focus coming to Tate Liverpool

By Vicky Pea
Mon 24 July, 2017

The works of  renowned American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein are to be shown at Tate Liverpool.

Pioneer of pop art Roy Lichtenstein is set to be celebrated at Tate Liverpool later this year as the gallery announce details of a special showcase.

Having risen to notoriety in the early 1960’s due to his unmistakable style and gigantically sized paintings Lichtenstein went on to become synonymous with pop culture, his imagery influencing artists from a variety of disciplines to this day.

Lichtenstein’s work is instantly recognisable. Even if your only discovering his name for the first time now, his trademark printing style of mimicking comic book and newsprint has become a familiar visual in the world of art and design, having been displayed on almost every kind of item and merchandise you can imagine. Today Liechtenstein is very much a global brand.

The autumn showcase will consist of “some 20 paintings, reliefs and works on paper, advertising imagery, and adaptations of works by other artists.“Amongst the paintings will be 1963’s In The Car which is usually homed at Edinburgh’s Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Although much of his career was spent working mainly with synthetic materials the Tate has also secured Lichtenstein’s one and only foray into the moving image and will be displaying the triple screen film installation Three Landscapes for only its second ever European appearance. Described as a “mesmerising hybrid of film, painting, billboard, comic strip and kinetic spectacle” it will be a must see attraction when the exhibit opens in September.

Roy Lichtenstein in Focus will run from 22nd September 2017 to 10th June 2018 and is free to attend.

  • Roy Lichtenstein in Focus is curated by Darren Pih, Exhibitions and Displays Curator, with Lauren Barnes, Assistant Curator, from Tate Liverpool.