The Austin Museum of Art will present Roy Lichtenstein Prints, 1956-97, from November 17.
It is impossible to imagine Pop art without the work of Roy Lichtenstein. His comic book-inspired paintings of 1961, along with Andy Warhol’s concurrent work, are generally considered the first true Pop art.
Although best know for his cartoon imagery, Lichtenstein took on a wide range of subject matter that included portraiture, still life, landscape, and modern art history, all brought under the crisp, clear look that defined “ Lichtenstein”—primary colors, Benday dot patterns, stripes, and strong outlines. He was not only Pop’s greatest stylist but also one of the most accomplished printmakers of all time, working in nearly every print medium and collaborating with many of the master printers and workshops of his time.
Roy Lichtenstein Prints, 1956 97 surveys the printmaking career of this seminal artist—from his first proto-Pop image made in 1956 to the print he was working on at the time of his death in 1997—and provides both an introduction to his imagery and a fresh appraisal of the many-layered meanings in his work and its lasting impact.
On view at the Austin Museum of Art: November 17 , 2007 – February 3, 2008.
It’s always cool to see a commercial where the backdrop is surfing and actually seeing the subjects surf, it brings so much credibility to the commercial’s message.
American artist KAWS has teamed up with Japanese fashion label COMME des GARÇONS to create a series of wallets. These wallets utilize the popular CdG zip style wallet together with the familiar styles of Kaws. This collaboration includes more than just wallets and will also feature clothing, bags and fragrances. These items are set to debut on November 15th. Available now at Colette.
Burton Snowboards and the Andy Warhol Foundation unveiled a collaborative, limited edition hardgoods and softgoods collection at the Snowsports Industries of America (SIA) tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. This one-of-a-kind collection brings some of Andy’s most esoteric art to snow and includes snowboards, boots, bindings, men’s and women’s outerwear, thermal and a travel bag collection all featuring iconic Warhol prints.
The Warhol hardgoods collection exhibits snowboard graphics worthy of their own wall space in a gallery. Hydro graphic binding hi-backs and lenticular artwork on the boots also utilize Warhol artwork. The men’s and women’s softgoods collection features unique sublimated artwork on the outerwear shell and liner fabric (an industry first) and custom details throughout – such as leather zip pulls, enamel-filled buttons, woven seam tape and satin linings. All products boast Burton’s industry-leading technology and attention to detail, making the Warhol collection as fun to ride as it is to admire.