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Roy Lichtenstein was one of the most influential and innovative artists of the second half of the twentieth century. Period. Alongside Andy Warhol, Lichtenstein is synonymously associated with Pop Art - a movement he helped originate.
Initially, Roy Lichtenstein art was heavily inspired by comic strips and advertisements. He rendered is work in a style that echoes the printing processes of printed media and newspapers, called Ben-Day dots. In doing so, Lichtenstein's pop art questions the conventional definitions of fine art. The paintings and prints of Roy Lichtenstein reinvigorated the American art scene and subsequently altered the history of modern art.
With a legacy that includes masterpieces like Whaam, Drowning Girl, Crying Girl, and more, Lichtenstein’s success can be attributed to his focus and energy. After his initial triumph in the early 1960s, he went on to create an oeuvre of more than 5,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, murals, and other objects that absolutely shout: POP ART!