Lichtenstein Posters

Lichtenstein Posters

by Joerg Dowring
     
 

Roy Lichtenstein's art is most recognisable for its trademark Benday dots and two-dimensional planes, cartoon-like qualities that placed him at the forefront of the American Pop Art scene. With its heavy emphasis on America's consumer culture, Lichtenstein's style lends itself easily to the poster genre. This volume opens with his earliest poster, designed for his

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Roy Lichtenstein's art is most recognisable for its trademark Benday dots and two-dimensional planes, cartoon-like qualities that placed him at the forefront of the American Pop Art scene. With its heavy emphasis on America's consumer culture, Lichtenstein's style lends itself easily to the poster genre. This volume opens with his earliest poster, designed for his first exhibition at the Leo Castelli gallery in 1962, and closes with his last, which he completed in the year of his death. An additional section features reproductions from the Claus von Olden collection and includes posters and flyers that were produced all over the world using Lichtenstein's iconic motifs. The works reflect Lichtenstein's prolific imagination and ability to adapt his vision to the promotion of music and film festivals, theatrical performances, museums, restaurants, public service messages, as well as his own exhibitions. An essay by Jurgen Doring, curator of the exhibit for which this volume was created, expounds upon Lichtenstein's development as an artist who blurred the boundaries between low- and highbrow art. The book also includes an illustrated biography of the artist.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) is known for his association with the American pop art movement of the 1960s and for his use of the comic strip as inspiration for his large-scale paintings. Döring, curator of the 2008 exhibition at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, on which this book is based, here presents the most complete catalog of Lichtenstein's posters, including reproductions and background information on posters and flyers that advertise the artist's exhibitions, as well as posters designed by Lichtenstein to promote various social and political causes. In the introductory essay, Döring reviews Lichtenstein's use of poster design throughout his career. He also gives information about Lichtenstein's association with other artists and New York gallery owner Leo Castelli. Printed with parallel English and German texts, the book includes full- and half-page color reproductions of more than 50 posters as well as a complete catalog of 131 works, with smaller reproductions. A concise, biographical overview of Lichtenstein is also included. VERDICT Thoroughly researched and documented, this colorful book is most suitable for college-level students and researchers of art history.—Eric Linderman, Euclid P.L., OH


—Eric Linderman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791341927
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
02/25/2009
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 15.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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