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Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition at Hatton Gallery


Hatton Gallery brings work of American Pop Artist to Newcastle with ARTIST ROOMS exhibition

This autumn Hatton Gallery presents the work of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997).  A pioneer of Pop art, Lichtenstein is best-known for his paintings based on comic strips, advertising imagery, and his playful adaptations of works of art by other artists. The exhibition has been developed in partnership with Tate and National Galleries of Scotland, and draws from the ARTIST ROOMS collection of modern and contemporary art.

In 2017 Hatton Gallery hosted an exhibition,Pioneers of Pop, which placed Newcastle as one of the birthplaces of Pop art in Britain. In the early 1960s artist Richard Hamilton was teaching at Newcastle University and it is during his time here that he started to develop the concept of Pop art. When Hamilton left the University in 1966 his reputation as a Pop artist was on the rise.

At the same time, across the water his contemporary Roy Lichtenstein was playing a key part in the Pop art movement that exploded in the USA. Lichtenstein produced a new type of art that responded to the optimism and growing commercialisation of the 1960s, bringing popular, everyday images into fine art, and questioning ideas around authorship and originality.He created often monumentally-sized paintings using his signature hand-painted Ben-Day style dots, which mimicked the aesthetics of comic books and commercial newsprint of the time. Unapologetically entertaining, graphically arresting and decoratively appealing, the popularity of Lichtenstein’s work been enduring.

Opening Times

Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition at Hatton Gallery (28 Sept 2019 - 4 Jan 2020)

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