This summer the Art Institute of Chicago will host the largest Roy Lichtenstein exhibition ever undertaken. On view May 22 - September 3, the show contains over 160 works by the artist.
The works on view range from Lichtenstein's iconic benday dot pieces to never-before-seen paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Through this extensive collection of his work, the AIC explores larger themes of Pop Art while capturing Lichenstein's range and interests as an artist.
The exhibition and the accompanying catalog are particularly attentive to those works and periods for which Lichenstein is less well remembered such as his drawings, collages, nudes and abstract work. This comprehensive examination contextualizes the disproportionately famous comic book images in a way that allows viewers to experience familiar pieces in a new way.
After Chicago, the exhibition will travel to the National Gallery of Art, the Tate Modern, and the Centre Pompidou.