Manifesto 1973

Roy Linchtenstein (New York, 27 October 1923-New York, 29 September 1997).
In 1951 he held his first solo exhibition at the Carlebach Gallery in New York. In 1963 Philip Johnson commissioned him to paint a mural for the New York State Pavilion for the 1964 World’s Fair. The same year he exhibited at Ileana Sonnabend in Paris and Leo Castelli in New York. He created his first sculptures in enamelled metal. In 1965 he produced numerous ceramic works and devoted himself to the paintings of the Brushstroke series, where he re-proposed the materiality and gestural impetuosity of Abstract Expressionism in a very personal way. In 1966 he held a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in Cleveland and participated in the Venice Biennale, where he was also present in 1968 and 1970. The retrospective organised by the Pasadena Art Museum in 1967 also travelled to Amsterdam, London, Berne and Hanover.
From 1972 to 1981 he worked on numerous ‘still lives’ and created works inspired by Futurism, De Stijl, Russian Constructivism, Surrealism and German Expressionism. There are also numerous exhibitions.
In 1972 he exhibited at the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, in 1975 at the Centre National d’Art Contemporain in Paris, in 1978 at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. In 1979 he was commissioned to create his first public sculpture: he created The Mermaid for the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Miami Beach. In 1981 the Saint Louis Art Museum organised a retrospective that travelled to other locations in America, Europe and Japan.
Roy Lichtenstein died of pneumonia at the age of 73 on 29 September 1997 in New York.

Artist’s Studio, look MicKey, 1973
cm 68 x 92
unique piece without frame


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