Monday, September 3, 2012

Roy Lichtenstein at the Art Institute of Chicago



Have you ever looked at this well-known painting by Roy Lichtenstein and wondered who Brad was? I have. But I finally saw him in this lesser-known piece at the Roy Lichtenstein Retrospective at the Art Institute:


Roy Lichetenstein painting at The Art Institute of Chicago


That's the great thing about retrospectives, getting a chance to see an artist's work in the context of their greater oeuvre.  Here are a few more that I liked:

Roy Lichetenstein painting at The Art Institute of Chicago

Roy Lichetenstein painting at The Art Institute of Chicago

Roy Lichetenstein painting at The Art Institute of Chicago

Roy Lichetenstein painting at The Art Institute of Chicago

Roy Lichetenstein painting at The Art Institute of Chicago

Roy Lichetenstein painting at The Art Institute of Chicago

Roy Lichetenstein painting at The Art Institute of Chicago


The Lichtenstein exhibit has inspired Pop Art displays around Chicago, from this fun space at Arcadia during NeoCon:

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to these windows at the Best Buy in the John Hancock building:

Roy Lichetenstein inspired window display at Hancock Building Best Buy

Roy Lichetenstein inspired window display at Hancock Building Best Buy

Roy Lichetenstein inspired window display at Hancock Building Best Buy

Not to mention the "I Dot Lichtenstein" buttons visitors were encouraged to wear or disperse all over town:

Roy Lichetenstein retrospective button photo via Beaver Button Company
Image found at the Beaver Button Company blog



Today is the last day to see the exhibit, so stop by the Art Institute to see it while you still can!  The museum hours are extended so you have until 8 pm to see these amazing paintings before they're gone.

2 comments:

  1. Your pictures are great! I liked the Roy Lichtenstein retrospective too, and shoulda done a whole post on it like you - but you could write for a million years about the Art Institute:) http://www.thingsworthdescribing.com/2012/09/the-incredible-art-institute-in-chicago.html

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  2. Thanks, Lindsey! Yes, it would be easy to write forever about The Art Institute. There are so many great pieces to see, and I am so glad to live in Chicago so I can visit often.

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