Lichtenstein Selfie Portraits

 

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was an American POP Artist who during the 1960’s really transformed the  art scene with his giant comic art and parody through POP messaging. He studied at Oho State University and eventually got his Masters in art and later taught on and off for ten years. In 1951, Lichtenstein had his first exhibition at the Calbech Gallery in New York. He moved to in the same year, where he remained for six years, although he frequently traveled back to New York. 

His first work to feature the large-scale use of hard-edged figures and Ben-Day dots was Look Mickey 1961, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.. This piece came from a challenge from one of his sons, who pointed to a Mickey Mouse comic book and said; “I bet you can’t paint as good as that, eh, Dad?”In the same year he produced six other works with recognizable characters from gum wrappers and cartoons.
His art has gone on to sell for over $165 million dollars and is still questioned as original art, to us he took iconic imagery and popular items and made us look at it in a unique and transformed way!
 
Join us this week in doing Lichtenstein-style “SELFIE” Portraits
 
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