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  • Giant Bronze Babies Make Qataris Queasy as Nation Spends on Art

  • Sotheby’s Uses $200 Million of Art to Woo West Coast Rich

  • Lichtenstein Widow Recalls Macro Diet, Love for Jazz

    Roy Lichtenstein’s widow Dorothy sits on the sunlit top floor of Tate Modern remembering the three decades she spent living with the pioneering pop artist.

  • The Problem With Selling the Largest Private Art Collection in the World

  • Scene Last Night: Perry Presents Lichtenstein’s Barneys

    Richard Perry, president of Perry Partners LP and chairman of Barneys New York, was in his very red library last night when he pulled out a copy of Life magazine from 1964.

  • In Art the Safest Bet is the Biggest Bet

  • Peephole Tom by Lichtenstein May Fetch $45 Million at Auction

    The last time Roy Lichtenstein’s painting of a man peering through a peephole was sold at auction, in 1988, it fetched $2.1 million, a record for the artist.

  • Roy Lichtenstein’s Tate Retrospective

    <p>Like many revolutionaries, the late <a href=";site=wnews&amp;client=wnews&amp;proxystylesheet=wnews&amp;output=xml_no_dtd&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;filter=p&amp;getfields=wnnis&amp;sort=date:D:S:d1&amp;partialfields=-wnnis:NOAVSYND&amp;lr=-lang_ja" data="" type="" tooltip="" title="" target="_blank">Roy Lichtenstein</a> was at heart a bit of a conservative.</p><p>Superficially, his introduction of the graphic formulae of comic books into serious art looks subversive. Actually, as a spectacular new exhibition at London’s Tate Modern makes clear, everything he did was from the most highbrow of motives.</p><p>Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was -- as he kept insisting -- not so much a fan of popular culture as that austere thing, a formalist. He was also, if not exactly a late beginner, definitely a late succeeder. It was not until 1961, when he was pushing 40, that he had his breakthrough moment.</p><p>Before that, he had been living in the sticks, doggedly producing second-string abstract paintings (and listening, by the way, to Bach and Bebop, not rock’n’roll). Few of those early abstractions are in the exhibition.</p><p>Left, "Whaam!" (1963) by Roy Lichtenstein is already familiar to visitors at the Tate. </p> Source: Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2012 via Bloomberg

  • Gawk at Lichtenstein Art While Stuck in Hamptons Traffic

    It took three flatbed trucks, two cranes and a crew of 20 to install Roy Lichtenstein’s sculptures of bold brushstrokes on the front lawn of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York.

  • Ai Weiwei Flips White House the Bird; Funny Lichtenstein

    The first U.S. retrospective of Chinese Conceptualist, architect and activist Ai Weiwei is at Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. It’s clear that his cultural significance far outweighs his artistic importance.

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