Friday, 22 February 2013

Lichtenstein at Tate modern


The comic book genre has been at the forefront of fashion in the recent months - whether its fonts, typography or fashion (see my comic fashion post here), so it stands to reason that I would want to go to the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition at the Tate Modern - the first large-scale showcase of his work in the UK in 20 years.



I had seen some work in the MoMA New York in the summer but nothing on this scale - the pieces are so wonderfully large and you can see all the detail on the Ben-Day dots, Lichtenstein's signature style.
 

The range includes the famous 'War and romance' series, as well as Art Deco works and some influenced by Chinese Art. My favourites, obviously, are the 'romance' works which sum up Pop Art and mass media culture of the time:



Where Art and Fashion merge. Left: 'Head With Blue Shadow' sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein. Right: Pandemonia, a live Art display seen at London Fashion shows
The exhibition is open now until 27th May 2012, tickets £14 (£12.20 concessions) or £15.50 with gift aid.
Tate Modern is open daily 10am-6pm and until 10pm on Fridays and Saturday.
Visit www.tate.org.uk or call 020 7887 8888.

6 comments :

  1. This just left The National Gallery in DC. Perfect afternoon date activity. I loved seeing the Chinese art influenced works, which aren't so well known.

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    1. Yes, me too! The Chinese influenced work was so beautiful, but still with the famous dots....loved it

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  2. I really do love seeing Pandemonia at LFW shows, I find her fascinating & love the sense of humour she brings to proceedings.

    Can't wait to see this exhibition either, Pop Art is really having a moment.

    Sophie x

    http://www.lafashionfolie.com/

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    1. She's what fashion is all about, you need those characters....
      Let me know what you think of the exhibition!

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  3. Can't wait to see this one! Will try and go mid-week with the bubba!

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    1. There's something very calming about the Tate Modern...good for the bubba!

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