Lichtenstein exhibition opens at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool is showing works by the renowned American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997).

On until June 17, 2018, the Roy Lichtenstein In Focus exhibition includes major paintings such as In the Car (pictured) and provides a rare opportunity to see a substantial collection of Lichtenstein’s work in the north of England.

It includes 20 paintings, reliefs and works on paper by the artist known for his paintings based on comic strips, advertising imagery, and adaptations of works by other artists.

The display examines how the artist’s work draws on art history while also responding to cultural and political changes from the 1960s onwards.

• To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Tate Liverpool in 2018, the gallery will present an exhibition of 30 artists’ works from the Tate collection curated and conceived by Ken Simons – the art handling manager who has been at the Albert Dock gallery since 1988.

Ken’s Show: Exploring the Unseen (April 2-June 17) will include some of his favourite artworks such as Light Red Over Black by Mark Rothko; Phillip King’s large sculpture Within; Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth by J.M.W. Turner, Hollow Form with White by Barbara Hepworth; and The Tree A by Piet Mondrian.

Simons has spent 30 years at Tate Liverpool, and 43 years with Tate in total.

Pictured: In the Car 1963 Roy Lichtenstein, 1923-1997
National Galleries of Scotland. Photography Antonia Reeve.
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2016.