LACMA has received two major donations totaling $75 million to help fund its new, Peter Zumthor-designed permanent collection building. The funds came from Wynn resort co-founder Elaine Wynn and A. Jerrold Perenchio, who also donated a selection of paintings valued at $75 million. “There has been quite a bit of work to get the project to this point,” Director Michael Govan says. “These two gifts together are the largest single pledge to a cultural institution in L.A.”
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Roy Lichtenstein, Kiss V via World Gallery
b. October 27, 1923 in New York City
d. September 29, 1997 in New York City
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