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London’s Vilma Gold to Close

March 27th, 2017

Vilma Gold, via Art NewsLondon gallery Vilma Gold has announced that it is closing its doors, and will explore new models of collaboration with its artists, Art News reports.  “The nature of the art world has changed significantly in recent years,” says director and owner Rachel Williams.  “Where a gallery was once centered around a physical space where artists, collectors and curators could engage directly with the exhibition program, the focus has now shifted towards an endlessly accelerating global cycle of fairs which has impacted on the relevance of this traditional model.”
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Canadian Budget Increases Funding for Arts by $1.8 billion

March 27th, 2017

CBC, via Globe and MailThe Canadian government has increased its arts and culture funding by $1.8 billion, including a sizable commitment to indigenous language programming.  “This investment will be delivered through the second phase of social infrastructure funding,” the budget reads.
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Tate Britain to Remain Open Until Midnight for Final Days of David Hockney Show

March 27th, 2017

david-hockney-via-art-newspaperTo cope with demand for David Hockney’s exhibition at the Tate Britain, the museum will remain open until midnight during the final weekend run in May.  “David is without a doubt one of Britain’s greatest living artists – his impact on art and culture is immeasurable. We anticipate this will be one of the most visited exhibitions in Tate’s history,” director Alex Farquharson says.
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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