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Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective

October 14, 2012 – January 13, 2013
East Building, Upper Level and Mezzanine, Northeast, and Upper Level, North Bridge

Roy Lichtenstein, Look Mickey, 1961, oil on canvas, Gift of Roy and Dorothy Lichtenstein in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1990.41.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: In the first major exhibition since Roy Lichtenstein's death in 1997, more than 100 of the artist's greatest paintings from all periods of his career will be presented along with a selection of related drawings and sculptures. This retrospective presents Lichtenstein's expansive legacy, including the classic early pop paintings based on advertisements and comic-book treatments of war and romance, his versions of paintings by the modern masters, and series including Brushstrokes, Mirrors, Artist's Studios, Nudes, and Chinese Landscapes. Over the course of his career, Lichtenstein's work has been the subject of more than 240 solo exhibitions, the last full survey having been organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1993.

Organization: Organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, London, in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Sponsor: Bank of America is proud to be the global sponsor. The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation is the foundation sponsor. The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art is also supporting the exhibition. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

The exhibition is made possible by Altria Group.

Attendance: 160,112

Catalog: Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective, by James Rondeau and Sheena Wagstaff. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 2012.

Other Venues: The Art Institute of Chicago, May 16–September 3, 2012
Tate Modern, London, February 21–May 27, 2013

Lichtenstein, Roy
American, 1923 - 1997
"Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective" at the National Gallery of Art, Washington
Video, Released: December 4, 2012, (5:50 minutes)
Roy Lichtenstein: Reading between the Dots
Audio, Released: October 30, 2012, (60:27 minutes)
Conversations with Artists: Roy Lichtenstein
Audio, Released: July 19, 2011, (73:04 minutes)
Elson Lecture 1994: Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rosenblum
Audio, Released: March 22, 2011, (57:05 minutes)