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James Cohan Gallery Opens New Location in Lower East Side

July 31st, 2015

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Chelsea Gallery Wallspace Closing

July 31st, 2015

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Paul Allen Launches Seattle Art Fair

July 30th, 2015

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Ai Weiwei’s Travel to Britain Limited by Embassy Restrictions

July 30th, 2015

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Art in America and Art News Merging

July 30th, 2015

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Met Posts Highest Annual Attendance on Record

July 30th, 2015

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Artists in Oakland Protest Lawsuit Over Public

July 30th, 2015

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Katherine Bernhardt Installs Mural at Venus Over LA

July 30th, 2015

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NYC pledges $10 Million to Spaceworks

July 30th, 2015

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Full Strike Called for London’s National Gallery Staff this August

July 30th, 2015

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Icelandic Art Center Sues to Reopen Venice Mosque Installation

July 28th, 2015

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Christie’s CEO Patricia Barbizet Profiled in FT

July 27th, 2015

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Tate Modern Announces 2016 Exhibitions for Georgia O’Keefe and Robert Rauschenberg

July 27th, 2015

Read more at The Guardian

 

Fate of SC State University Museum Collection Caught in Middle of Financial Dispute

July 27th, 2015

Read more at the Post and Courier

 

Matthew Eck to Launch New Art Fair in Miami Beach this December

July 27th, 2015

Read the press release here

Miami Building Project Featuring Works by James Turrell and Richard Serra Delayed Indefinitely

July 26th, 2015

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R.I.P. Ingrid Sichy, International Editor of Condé Nast and Writer, 63

July 26th, 2015

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More Engravings Disappear from French National Library

July 24th, 2015

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Rikrit Tiravanija Opens First Commercial Kitchen

July 24th, 2015

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Ground Zero Arts Center Sees Funding Cut

July 24th, 2015

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More Dealers Allowing Collectors to Try Art Out Before Buying

July 23rd, 2015

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Documenta Curator Adam Szymczyk Interviewed on State of Greek Crisis and Its Ties to Event

July 23rd, 2015

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Paris Art Dealer Opens Sculpture Park in Côte d’Azur

July 23rd, 2015

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Michael Heizer’s “City” in Basin and Range Sits at Center of Debate Over Public Lands

July 23rd, 2015

Read more at Mother Jones

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