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Mark Beasley Appointed First-Ever Curator for Media and Performance at Hirshhorn Musuem

December 5th, 2016

mark-beasley-via-art-newsCurator Mark Beasley will join the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., as the museum’s first curator of media and performance art.  “Mark Beasley is one of the few experts of his kind, and as one of the leading curators of our time, his work has helped to shape this field over the past 15 years,” Melissa Chiu said.
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Marina Abramovic Featured in “Lunch with the FT”

December 5th, 2016

marina-abramovic-via-new-york-magazineMarina Abramovic is featured in the Financial Times’s ‘Lunch with the FT’ this week, dining with Jan Dalley while discussing her life and work.  “Now that I’m nearly 70 — 70!” she says, “I just want to be hilarious. Tell jokes. In my country, jokes are always about survival. Heavy.”
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MoMA to Celebrate Club 57 in New York

December 5th, 2016

basquiat-and-haring-via-club-57-archivesMoMA is set to open an exhibition celebrating the East Village’s Club 57, an alternative space frequented by Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf and Jean-Michel Basquiat, among others, next October, the Art Newspaper reports.  The show will be co-curated by actress and artist Ann Magnuson, who was a mainstay at the club.  
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Kiss V via World Gallery

b. October 27, 1923 in New York City

d. September 29, 1997 in New York City

Schools
Arts Students League of New York
Ohio State University

Roy Fox Lichetenstein is a influential and prominent American Pop artist.  He is best known for his comic book style.  His first Pop paintings were influenced by cartoon images and techniques from commercial printing.  His large scale work Look Mickey (1961) was his first work with Benday Dots and resulted from a challenge from his one of sons.

Look Mickey (1961) via Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

His most famous work is Whaam! (1963) which was adopted from a comic book panel from an issue of DC Comic’s All American Men of War.

Whaam! (1963) via Tate

Lichetenstein was also a sculptor using metal and plastic.  He has a public sculpture named Lamp in St. Mary’s in Georgia.

He died of pneumonia in 1997. 

Roy Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl via World Gallery