New York: Abbeville Press, (1983). First edition. Hardcover. A volume in the Abbeville Modern Masters Series.In the early 1960s a variety of artists working in diverse styles rebelled against Abstract Expressionism with a radical new style that was eventually labeled Pop art. Roy Lichtenstein, with his deadpan large-scale renderings of comic strips and humdrum objects of daily life, quickly gained notoriety as a prominent figure in the new movement. What most outraged critics was Lichtenstein's seemingly passive copying of his sources. However, as Alloway makes clear in this perceptive new study of the artist, Lichtenstein was far from passive. Rather, he transformed his sources in subtle ways, converting "low art" subjects into "high art" objects that he painstakingly hand painted to simulate commercial reproduction techniques. 127pp with index and selected bibliography. A fine copy in dust jacket. Item #14030
ISBN: 0896593304

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