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Why Roy Lichtenstein Matters. Dr Kate Aspinall Monday 20 January 2020

Dr Kate Aspinall is an independent historian, writer and artist.   She has degrees from the University of St. Andrews, the Courtauld Institute and the University of East Anglia.


Roy Fox Lichtenstein  was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along withAndy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parody. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. He described pop art as "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting". His paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City.