Roy Lichtenstein, pop-art exhibition at the Canal de Madrid Foundation

Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition at the Canal de Madrid Foundation

One of the great masters of Pop art American is protagonist until the end of Christmas holidays in Madrid.

The Canal Foundation presents until January 5 a exposition, for the first time in Spain, of the work of Roy Lichtenstein.

The works come from Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe from Hamburg, who owns the collection.

Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition at the Canal de Madrid Foundation

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  • Who is Roy Lichtenstein
  • What to see in the Lichtenstein exhibition
  • Lichtenstein exhibition schedule
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Who is Roy Lichtenstein

The artist was born in New York in 1923 and his work represents themes of everyday life, consumer society and mass culture.

Using brushstrokes of primary colors, his work focused on a critique of the world in which he lived.

Initially, his posters were distributed over fences and walls of the most important cities, which made his work popular and there was no need to go to any museum or gallery to see his works.

In the last years of his life he also approached the field of sculpture performing famous works such asBrushstroke, which you can see in the Reina Sofía museum in Madrid.

Among his best known works are The kiss, Woman in the bathroom, found in the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, Grilled chicken, or Figures with sunset.

Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition at the Canal de Madrid Foundation

We also have to review Whaam, work created from images of war comics and that is considered by critics as one of the most important of the artist.

Another of his most outstanding works is the well-known Woman crying, in which he used the technique of benday points with the colors red, black, yellow and blue, which were the artist's favorites.

What to see in the Lichtenstein exhibition

The exhibition that is now presented in the Canal de Madrid Foundation It is divided into six thematic sections and consists of 76 posters distributed according to the purpose for which they were created.

As they were commissioning the works, Lichtenstein I was altering, creating and repeating the main motives of the posters.

Depending on the destination to which they were directed, we found four different types of posters.

Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition at the Canal de Madrid Foundation

Posters for museum exhibitions

Here you will find more than 10 posters designed for the exhibitions dedicated to museums of the size of the New York Guggenheim wave London Tate Gallery.

These are found in the first section of the sample.

Posters for exhibitions in art galleries

The posters you will see here were designed by Lichtenstein to promote his exhibitions in different art galleries such as the Ace Gallery of the angels or the Galerie Beyeler from Basel in Switzerland.

One of the most important galleries that deserves its own section is that of its representative Leo Castelli. In it he promoted a large part of his work.

Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition at the Canal de Madrid Foundation

Posters created by museums

Lichtenstein He authorized and collaborated with some of the most important museums in the world in which he would later exhibit his work, incorporating his works in the composition of the posters.

Graphic design was one of the activities in which the artist worked for years, as well as his foray into the publishing world reflecting what these creations are.

Posters for cultural events

It is the last section of the sample and here you will find the posters that Lichtenstein made to publicize events and celebrations of any kind, whether cultural, related to the show or sporting events.

Lichtenstein Once he was already known and became one of the most important figures of the second half of the 20th century, he also dedicated himself to making posters for various political and social causes in which he was interested.

Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition at the Canal de Madrid Foundation

No doubt an interesting exhibition that you have time to see until January 5, 2019.

Lichtenstein exhibition schedule

The visiting hours of the Lichtenstein exhibition in the Canal Foundation (Matthew Inurria, 2) are every day of the week, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., except on Wednesdays which closes at 3 p.m.

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To see the exhibition, the admission is free.