Members’ Only Tour of “Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.”
A new retrospective look at this vanguard American artist - Roy Lichtenstein explores the social impact of Pop Art with a display of rarely seen works and photographs that underscores the artist’s work in Los Angeles for over 25 years. Lichtenstein (1923–1997) shaped the Pop Art movement; he is renowned for his representations of everyday objects and his inventive interplay of line, dot, and color. For Town Hall members only, a private presentation and tour led by Exhibit Curator Bethany Montagano. Space is limited; register today – first come, first serve.
Organized by the Skirball Cultural Center, Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A. explores how the artist and the movement buoyed by a renaissance in printmaking in Los Angeles made fine art accessible to the American public in ways that had not been achieved before. By exploring the historical and cultural context of Lichtenstein’s life and work, the exhibition sheds light on the social impact of Pop Art, especially as it developed in Los Angeles.
Pop for the People will display more than seventy Lichtenstein works spanning four decades. On view will be the seminal and rarely exhibited Ten Dollar Bill (1956), one of Lichtenstein’s very first Pop Art pieces; as well as the iconic Sunrise (1965) and Shipboard Girl (1965), which he made when he was first gaining renown. A number of Lichtenstein’s famed comic book works, such as Whaam! (1963) and As I Opened Fire (1964), will be mounted alongside the actual comic books from which he appropriated and whose popular imagery he elevated to the realm of high art. By drawing inspiration from comic books as well as from advertising and children’s books, Lichtenstein invited viewers to recognize the world around them in his art.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
2:45 pm Registration and Entry
3:00-4:00 pm Private Curated Tour of Exhibit
4:00-5:00 pm Broswe Skirball/Gift Shop
5:00 pm Skirball closes
2701 N. Sepulveda Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Free at Skirball Cultural Center
Business casual is acceptable. No jeans or tennis shoes.
Town Hall Los Angeles members: $9.50
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
|Member Ticket||$ 9.50|