Roy Lichtenstein: Sculpture
This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: Sculpture at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, and 555 West 24th Street, New York. Organized in association with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, this extensive presentation surveyed more than fifty years of the artist’s sculptural oeuvre. With references to Lichtenstein’s own paintings and drawings and evocations of artists such as Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, these sculptures of heads, drinking glasses, and swooping brushstrokes test the dichotomies between content and form and between two- and three-dimensionality.
The fully illustrated catalogue features forty artworks and includes a list of exhibitions and publications related to Lichtenstein’s sculptural projects. In his essay “Pop Pygmalion,” Hal Foster addresses the artist’s sculptures in relation to his overall career, discussing the collision of pictorial signs and modernist conceptions of media that define their paradoxically graphic forms.