Roy Lichtenstein: Cultural Icon

Dates: October 19 - December 18, 2004
Gallery: Meyerovich Gallery
251 Post Street, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415.421.7171, Fax: 415.421.2775
Website: www.meyerovich.com
E-mail: art@meyerovich.com
Hours: Monday through Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM, After hours by appointment
Contacts: Alex Meyerovich, President

 

Roy Lichtenstein: Cultural Icon

October 12, 2004 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — Meyerovich Gallery announces its upcoming exhibition, Roy Lichtenstein: Cultural Icon. The exhibition, which runs from October 19th through December 18th, 2004, will highlight Lichtenstein’s earlier works from the 1950’s up to one of his last works of 1997.

The opening night will be on Tuesday, October 19th with a private reception from
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. and a general reception from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The private reception will be attended by Dorothy Lichtenstein; Dr. Jack Cowart, Executive Director of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation; museum curators, and San Francisco collectors. This exhibition is done in conjunction with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) entitled Roy Lichtenstein: All About Art on view from October 23rd, 2004 – February 22nd, 2005.

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) is among the most important Pop artists, and is widely acknowledged as one of the most prominent printmakers, of our times. He created a “visual syntax” that was never before seen in American art, “borrowing the bold black outlines and bright primary colors of ads and the comics and the halftone dots of newsprints.” See Waldman, Diane. Roy Lichtenstein. Exh. cat., The Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum. New York, 1993.

The Meyerovich Gallery exhibition starts with such rare works as Lichtenstein’s early etchings and woodblock prints, including one of his original printing plates from 1950 and a group of original woodblocks from 1951-53. It also includes a unique proof on paper of the pop symbol “Sandwich and Soda.” Please note that all the works in from the 1950’s are not for sale. The exhibition continues with mid-career group of works among others such as “Entablature V.”

The most comprehensive part of the exhibition are the works from the 1990’s which include mixed media works on paper from his famous themes of Reflections, Interiors, and Nudes. An example of an artwork included in our collection from the Reflection series is titled “Reflections on Minerva.”

This exhibition concludes with the work, “Cubist Cello”. This screen print explores Picasso’s cubism with Chagall imagery. This artwork was in the final proofing stages at the time of the artist’s death.

The gallery collection of Roy Lichtenstein works can be viewed on our website www.meyerovich.com . For additional information or visuals please contact Alex Meyerovich at (415) 421-7171 or art@meyerovich.com.