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Miami Beach’s Bass Museum Sets October 8th for Reopening

May 26th, 2017

Bass Museum, via Art NewspaperMiami Beach’s Bass Museum is set to reopen on October 8th, following a $12 million renovation that saw a number of delays and set-backs.  “We worked within the existing footprint of the Bass museum, but we somehow were able to increase the usable square footage dramatically,” says architect David Gauld. 
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Martin Roth Facing Criticism Over Azerbaijan Pavilion Curatorship

May 26th, 2017

Martin Roth, via Art NewspaperCurator Martin Roth is facing criticism for his work in co-organizing this year’s Azerbaijan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, due to the country’s current authoritarian regime.  “There is a lot that needs to be improved in Azerbaijan,” Roth said in response.  “If you no longer speak to each other, everything will be lost.”
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Artists Space to Reopen Next Year in TriBeCA

May 26th, 2017

Artists Space, via Art NewsNew York’s Artists Space has found a new home at 80 White Street in TriBeCa, with an opening date set for sometime next year.  “The successful conclusion of our search for a new exhibition venue is great news for Artists Space itself and for the arts community as a whole, which has been justifiably concerned that economic pressures are making downtown New York untenable for artists and arts organizations alike,” says director and curator Jay Sanders.
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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