MiniReview: Lichtenstein at Morgan Library

Roy Lichtenstein, I Know How You Must Feel, Brad!, 1963, graphite pencil, pochoir, and lithographic rubbing crayon. Private Collection. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photography: Schecter Lee, 2009.

This exhibit has the power to win over Lichtenstein skeptics–a fun show, but also a serious one. Morgan pairs the comics and advertisements that inspired some of Roy’s iconic drawings with the works themselves. Clear wall texts in plain English explain the transitions in the artist’s technique, especially with regard to the creation of his beloved Benday-dot replication. Don’t miss the “NOK!! NOK!!” door, which is the only extant piece of “A Room.”
Roy Lichtenstein: The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961–1968
The Morgan Library & Museum September 24, 2010, through January 2, 2011

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