ROY LICHTENSTEIN

BLACK & WHITE 1961 - 1968

28 January 2011 - 15 May 2011
Roy Lichtenstein
Knock Knock, 1961

The 1960s marked a dramatic change of direction in the art of Roy Lichtenstein: while his earlier works consisted mainly of paintings of American history and the American West, in 1961 he turned to black-and-white drawings. Inspired by advertising and media illustrations as well as by comic strips, Lichtenstein created about seventy impressive black-and-white drawings between 1961 and 1968. These were completely new in terms of subject and style. In the same period, the artist also made numerous black-and-white paintings, whose subjects were very close to those of the drawings. The latter, however, are not to be understood as preparatory studies for the works on canvas; they much rather form a separate, individual group of artworks.

 

The Albertina presents the black-and-white drawings in conjunction with selected black-and-white paintings for the first time in this special exhibition.

 

Roy Lichtenstein: The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961-68 is organized by The Morgan Library & Museum, New York.

The curator of the exhibition is Isabelle Dervaux, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York.

 

 

Roy Lichtenstein: The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961-68 is underwritten by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Major support is provided by an anonymous donor, The Broad Art Foundation, Doris Fisher, Agnes Gund, and Larry Gagosian, with additional assistance from Barbara Bertozzi Castelli, the Dedalus Foundation, Inc., and David Nash and Lucy Mitchell-Innes.

 

 

PICTURE GALLERY

 

Roy Lichtenstein

Man with Coat, 1961 
Roy Lichtenstein

Finger Pointing, 1961 
Roy Lichtenstein

Baked Potato, 1962 
Roy Lichtenstein

Keds, 1962 
 
Roy Lichtenstein

Bratatat!, 1962 
Roy Lichtenstein

Zipper, 1962 
Roy Lichtenstein

Foot Medication, 1962 
Roy Lichtenstein

I Know How You Must Feel, Brad!, 1963 
 
Roy Lichtenstein

Bread and Jam, 1963 
Roy Lichtenstein

Him, 1964 
Roy Lichtenstein

Landscape, 1964 
Roy Lichtenstein

NOK!! NOK!! (Door from A Room, Aspen), 1967 
 
Roy Lichtenstein

Kiss IV, 1963 
Roy Lichtenstein

Bathroom, 1961 
Roy Lichtenstein

Atomic Landscape, 1966 
Roy Lichtenstein

Turkey, 1961 
 
Roy Lichtenstein

Landscape, 1965 
Roy Lichtenstein

Baked Potato, 1962 
Roy Lichtenstein

Gas Station Attendant, 1961 
Roy Lichtenstein

Woman in Bath, 1963 
 
Roy Lichtenstein

Cup of Coffee, 1961 
Roy Lichtenstein

Bread in Bag, 1961 
Roy Lichtenstein

Peanut Butter Cup, 1962 
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