Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters


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catalog based on the exhibit Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters R O Y …L I C H T E N S T E I N : …. AMERICAN INDIAN ENCOUNTERS Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico February 2 – April 22, 2006 A seldom viewed selection of Lichtenstein’s art that drew inspiration from Native American symbols, motifs and forms will be presented with examples of Native American art. This exhibition will underscore the on-going dialogue between Native American artists and non-Natives. Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters presented by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation is organized by the Montclair Art Museum in conjunction with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. The exhibition and catalogue are supported by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Karma Foundation, Susan and David Bershad, Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker, Suzanne and Jeffrey Citron, Pat and Mort David, Dorothea and Peter Frank, Gregg Seibert, Linda and Brian Sterling, Judith and William Turner, Carol and Harlan Waksal, Carol and Terry Wall, and Margo and Frank Walter. Additional support provided to the Museum of Fine Arts by the Fine Arts Committee, Friends of Contemporary Art, and Doug Ring and Cindy Miscikowski y Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters features a virtually unknown group of paintings and works on paper by leading pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, inspired by his appreciation of Native American art. The exhibition includes works on paper created from 1949 to 1951 that reflect Lichtenstein’s interests in European modernist artists such as Picasso, Miro, and Klee. Also featured is a major series of Surrealist-Pop paintings from 1979–81 based on Native American themes. For Lichtenstein, a broad approach to Native American art provided a rich, historical base for his vision of modern art. It blended “high art” and mass media to examine the myths and symbols of American heritage.

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Weight 0.750012615324 lbs
Dimensions 10.79921258741 × 8.40157479458 × 0.40157480274 in