Roy Lichtenstein's ABC
Bob Adelman and Samuel N. Antupit
One of the founders of pop art, Roy Lichtenstein is best known for largescale renditions of comic-strip art, and for fusing comicbook techniques with ‘high art’ in his appropriations of such artists as Picasso and Mondrian. His distinctive look – filled with brilliant colour, dots and stripes – is one of the most identifiable in all contemporary art. Here Lichtenstein’s unique style celebrates the ABC, with results that are surprising, delightful and amusing. D is for a comically vicious growling Dog. H is a Horse that races by in dizzying blaze of dots and stripes. And A is for ART, Lichtenstein’s first pop comic masterpiece, Look Mickey, now in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.