Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Tom Wesselmann and Roy Lichtenstein represent the colossuses of the Pop Art Movement which started in the 1950s. Controversy always surrounds artists, but nothing compares with how the critique welcomed Lichtenstein’s work.
Seen as unoriginal, most people failed to see that Roy’s paintings were full of irony. The 1960s was a decade where comic books and print advertisement were virtually chocking the American society. And that’s exactly what Lichtenstein’s work is parodying – the excessiveness of those two. More subtle, his work is also a homage to the American woman. A blonde gorgeous somehow naïve woman is his obsession in virtually every major painting that he made.
Now, to see how much his work values, I will give some data. Sleeping Girl was last month sold for $44.8 million USD and it’s not the only one to worth more than $40 million. In the past two years, Ohh…Allright… and There’s Nobody in It were bought for $42.6 mil. and 43 mil., respectively.
Nevertheless, below you’ll see 23 of his most famous paintings. Therefore, enjoy, be inspired and if you will like this article, then please share it with your friends or community! Many thanks! Cheers!
P.S. You would probably like to see Advertising Legends of the 1960s – The Famous George Lois.
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There’s Nobody in It (1961)
Drowning Girl (1963)
Sleeping Girl (1964)
Girl With Tear 3 (1977)
Sinking Sun (1964)
Stepping Out (1978)
Girl With Hair Ribbon (1965)
Dr. Waldmann (1980)
M-Maybe he became ill and couldn’t leave the studio! (1965)
Blonde Waiting (1964)
In the Car (1963)
Oh, Jeff … I love you, too … but (1964)
Bananas & Grapefruit (1972)
Girl With Tear 1 (1977)
Still Life with Net, SHell, Rope and Pulley (1972)
Happy Tears (1964)
The Kiss II (1962)