ROY LICHTENSTEIN IN AN UNPRECEDENTED EXHIBITION IN COLOMBO
ROY LICHTENSTEIN IN AN UNPRECEDENTED EXHIBITION IN COLOMBO
Roy Lichtenstein in an unprecedented exhibition in Colombo
Roy Lichtenstein in an unprecedented exhibition in Colombo
Roy Lichtenstein in an unprecedented exhibition in Colombo
Roy Lichtenstein in an unprecedented exhibition in Colombo
Roy Lichtenstein in an unprecedented exhibition in Colombo
Roy Lichtenstein in an unprecedented exhibition in Colombo

The work of Roy Lichtenstein, one of the most influential and innovative artists of the second half of the 20th century and one of the most important figures in Pop Art, is on display in the Central Square of Colombo. Until 23 September.

 

After names like Paula Rego, Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein is the protagonist of the 8th edition of the "Art has arrived in Colombo" initiative. This exhibit, made up of 41 works of art, takes visitors through the various stages of Lichtenstein's Pop Art, from the success of his first exhibition in the movement to which he became associated in the decade of 1960, until the date of his death, in 1997. Crying Girl (1963), Whaam! (1967) and As I Opened Fire (1966) are emblematic pieces of the work of Roy Lichtenstein, but so are Sunrise (1965) and Brushstroke (1967), present in this exhibition. Coming from the private collection of the Spaniard Jose Luis Rupérez, these works have been exhibited in places such as the Tate Gallery in London, the Whitney Museum in New York and, also in this city, the Leo Castelli Gallery - considered one of the most important art galleries in the world. But this was a moment long awaited by the collector himself... Andy Warhol once said that one day all museums would be great shops and all shops would be museums. "Today is that day," Joseluis Rupérez said during the inauguration of the exhibition in the Central Plaza of Colombo. "Art should also be in places like this, where people come shopping..." 

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“Roy Lichtenstein and the Pop Art”

Until September 23, every day from 10am to midnight. Free admission.