Roy Lichtestein
at Tate



Lichtenstein: A Retrospective

Tate Modern: Exhibition

21 February – 27 May 2013

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective is the first full-scale retrospective of this

important artist in over twenty years. Co-organised by The Art Institute

of Chicago and Tate Modern, this momentous show brings together 125

of his most definitive paintings and sculptures and reassesses his enduring

 legacy. Lichtenstein is renowned for his works based on comic strips and

advertising imagery, coloured with his signature hand-painted Benday dots.


The exhibition showcases such key paintings as Look Mickey 1961 lent from

the National Gallery Art, Washington and his monumental Artist’s Studio  series

of 1973–4. Other noteworthy highlights include Whaam! 1963 – a signature

work in Tate’s collection – and Drowning Girl 1963 on loan from the Museum of

Modern Art, New York. The artist’s rich and expansive practice is represented by

a wide range of materials, including paintings on Rowlux and steel, as well

sculptures in ceramic and brass and a selection of previously unseen drawings,

collages and works on paper.



Room after room pays tribute to his extraordinary oeuvre, celebrating

the visual power and intellectual rigour of Roy Lichtenstein’s work.