During the madness of London Fashion Week, the Browns editorial team managed to get some much-needed respite at the Tate Modern's eagerly anticipated Roy Lichtenstein retrospective. Sandwiched between our mad dash from Peter Pilotto to Sophia Webster, we headed up to the second floor to sample Lichtenstein's signature hand-painted Benday dots and comic book satire.
Famed for his 'dotty' approach to Pop Art and focus on advertising imagery, the Tate Modern exhibition features 125 of the American artists most-definitive paintings and sculptures, as well as examining his enduring legacy. Offering a perfect fusion of crowd-pleasers including 'Look Mickey, 1961' on loan from the National Gallery Art, Washington and more unfamiliar pieces from the black and white period, the retrospective caters to art enthusiasts and rookie's alike.
While strolling around the gallery, we couldn't help but reminisce fondly about Phillip Lim's Pre-Fall 2012 collection. Focusing on his lifelong obsession with neo-noir comics, the New York-based designer showcased a KA-POW-emblazoned lookbook that Lichtenstein would be proud of.
Mirror #1, 1969
The Ring (Engagement), 1962
Oh, Jeff. I Love You, Too. But, 1964
Step-on Can with Leg 1961
Open from 21 February – 27 May 2013
Sponsored globally by Bank of America Merrill Lynch
With additional support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Lichtenstein Exhibition Supporters Group and the American Patrons of Tate Modern.
Open daily from 10.00–18.00 and late until 22.00 on Friday and Saturday