Roy Lichtenstein: Prints 1956-97

I am fully aware that the subject of this post is not within the geographic confines of the GVRD, however I think it would be of some interest to those who would be interested in seeing an exhibition by 1960’s pop art icon Roy Lichtenstein down in Seattle, WA and picking up a duty free carton of cigarettes or liquor on the way back.

And possibly some cheap sneakers at the Puma outlet down at the giant outlet mall off I-5 in Marysville.

What:

Roy Lichtenstein: Prints 1956-97
From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation

Roy Lichtenstein is famous for his comic book images and Benday dot patterns, which many consider the most enduring of all pop art imagery. Over more than four decades, he exlored every printmaking medium, producing more than 300 print editions. This exhibition of 77 lithographs, screen prints, etchings, woodblocks, and mixed-media prints offers an accessible and spirited survey of his work. Among the great holdings of the Schnitzer collections are six prints from Lichtenstein’s riff on Monet’s Cathedral Series (1969) and several of the monumental Interiors from 1990/91.

At the Henry, the exhibition will feature a variety of additional works including drawings and sculpture. Also featured is a 19th-century photograph by Édouard-Denis Baldus that was the original source for Monet’s Rouen Cathedral series, demonstrating Lichtenstein’s playful distance from his sources.

From portraiture to abstraction to modern art history, Lichtenstein left no style or subject matter untapped. See his first proto-pop image, completed in 1956, as well as the serigraph he was completing at the time of his death in 1997; the Henry exhibition provides firsthand the spectrum of Lichtenstein’s remarkable life work.

Where: The Henry Art Gallery is located on the western edge of the University of Washington campus at 15th Avenue NE and NE 41st Street.

When: February 25 to May 7, 2006

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