“Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn’t look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.”
Pop Art signaled a break in the artistic creation. As a precursor of postmodernism, popular culture began to be protagonist of art. The Tate Modern opened on February 21 the show Liechtenstein: A Retrospective, which presents the work of one of the most influential contemporary pop artists of the 20th-Century. This temporary collection gathers 125 of the most important pieces of Lichtenstein, who is immortalized in his work based on the comic and advertising. His seal are Benday dots hand painted. The exhibition includes not only paintings but also ceramic sculptures, collages and paper art. It will be on display until May 27 this year.
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