This exhibition looks back over his career and features many of the works we know and love. From his explosions that appear to burst forth from the gallery walls to the satirical homage to Hollywood melodrama where a jilted woman would rather drown than call out for help. His work ‘Masterpiece’ has stood the test of time, the humorous take on the pretentious nature and celebrity culture of art is just as relevant today.
What’s great about Lichtenstein’s works is that they have an immediate impact, making all labels and interpretation unnecessary and irrelevant. This is one reason why some people within the art world disliked him, but is also the reason he became so popular.
This exhibition shows us how Lichtenstein was always willing to try to change his style. Yet the main draw is rightfully his famous scenes of war and romance, they tell us why he’s considered so brilliant and still remains one of the most imitated artists.