Roy Lichtenstein

A Centennial Exhibition

Until 14 July 2024

On the occasion of his 100th birthday, the ALBERTINA Museum is celebrating the master of Pop Art, Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997, New York), with a comprehensive retrospective that brings together over 90 paintings, sculptures and prints. Alongside Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein is one of the founding figures of Pop Art and the one who combined Low Art and High Art.

The most important creations from Lichtenstein’s wide-ranging oeuvre will be coming to Vienna from all over the world thanks to the generosity of international institutions including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid as well as thanks to private collectors.

The idea for this exhibition arose from dialog between the Albertina Museum and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation upon the latter’s generous donation of around 100 works.

Roy Lichtenstein is known for his stereotyped blondes, war heroes, and comic book figures with speech balloons. His cartoon-like aesthetic, employing brashly luminous colors, clear lines, and characteristic Ben Day dots in imitation of cheap comic book printing techniques, was hugely influential in the American art scene of the 1960s.

Image Gallery – 19 Images
Roy Lichtenstein | We Rose Up Slowly, 1964 | MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST, Frankfurt, Ehemalige Sammlung Karl Ströher, Darmstadt (DE)  © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/Bildrecht, Vienna 2024
Roy Lichtenstein | We Rose Up Slowly, 1964 | MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST, Frankfurt, Ehemalige Sammlung Karl Ströher, Darmstadt (DE) © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/Bildrecht, Vienna 2024

This exhibition begins in the ’60s with early works by Lichtenstein including the Pop Art icon of that era: Look Mickey. Likewise on exhibit will be the artist’s iconic black-and-white paintings of objects taken from product advertisements as well as landscapes in enamel technique and paintings that paraphrase works by artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Kirchner, and Pollock. A special highlight will be a gigantic Brushstroke sculpture, liberated from the canvas to conquer the exhibition space.

Together with Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein numbers among the 20th century’s most influential and important American artists.

This exhibition is being realized with support from and in collaboration with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and the Roy Lichtenstein Estate.

On view from 8 March until 14 July 2024 at the ALBERTINA museum in Vienna.

Roy Lichtenstein | Glass and Lemon before a Mirror, 1974 | ALBERTINA, Wien - Sammlung Batliner © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/Bildrecht, Vienna 2024 | Photo: ALBERTINA, Vienna
Roy Lichtenstein | Glass and Lemon before a Mirror, 1974 | ALBERTINA, Wien - Sammlung Batliner © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/Bildrecht, Vienna 2024 | Photo: ALBERTINA, Vienna

EXHIBITION PROGRAM 

Public guided tours (in German)
Learn about highlights and backgrounds of the exhibition in a one-hour guided tour of the exhibition.
Dates & tickets

For private or school tours, please contact our Art Education Department on weekdays between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm at +43 1 534 83 540 or .

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Opening hours The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna
Daily | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday | 10 am to 9 pm

Tickets are available on site at the ticket desks during museum opening hours or in our webshop. The ticket is valid for all exhibitions of the museum that are accessible on the day of your visit.

To enjoy a relaxed visit, take advantage of hours when the museum is known to be less frequented: the early afternoons on weekdays or after 5:00 pm. On weekends and public holidays we also recommend visiting between 1:00 and 3:00 pm or in the evening.

In der Ausstellung | Foto © Robert Bodnar – 3 Images

 

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    Bank Austria UniCredit
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    BMW
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    UNIQA
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    Kurier
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EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

Roy Lichtenstein

Editor: Gunhild Bauer, Klaus Albrecht Schröder
English / German
264 Pages
EUR 34,90

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NEW YORK BREAKFAST
Roy Lichtenstein

EUR 23 | per breakfast

We invite you to pamper yourself with an exquisite breakfast followed by a captivating visit of the spring exhibition.

Details

 

Program for the whole family (in German).

Public guided tours (in German) through the exhibition.

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