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John Waters’s Art Collection Profiled in NYT

May 25th, 2019

John Waters‘s art collection gets a profile in the NYT this week, as he tours the paper through his apartment and talks about his vision for collecting. “It has to sometimes, at first, make me angry,” he says. “It has to delight me and surprise me and kind of like, put me off a little bit at first, and then I embrace it. The kind of art I like is the one that makes people angry, that hate contemporary art — the ones that easily fall for the bait of it. I always go to that first.”
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Tanya Bonakdar Gallery to Represent Wong Ping

May 25th, 2019

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery has added Chinese artist Wong Ping to its roster of artists. The artist was recently included in the 2018 New Museum Triennial and in the exhibition One Hand Clapping, a survey of work by emerging Chinese artists held at the Guggenheim Museum.
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Supreme Court Declines Appeal on Ruling Over Looted Art

May 25th, 2019

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a ruling allowing the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, meaning that the museum will retain possession of two masterpieces by Lucas Cranach the Elder that were looted by the Nazis. “We are pleased that the US Supreme Court denied plaintiff’s petition for review and finally put an end to this lawsuit. The unanimous decision of the Ninth Circuit is now final, confirming that the Norton Simon Art Foundation has proper title to these paintings,” the museum said in a statement. 
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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