Roy Lichtenstein: INTERIORS
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, CHICAGO
JULY 24 - OCTOBER 10, 1999
Exhibition Curators: Robert Fitzpatrick and Dorothy Lichtenstein
Curatorial Assistants: Cassandra Lozano and Michael Rooks
Roy Lichtenstein: INTERIORS is the first museum exhibition to focus on the interior as a subject in Lichtenstein's late works. His large interiors of the 1990s are the culmination of ideas his drawings from as early as 1961. This exhibition displays the artist's working methods from motifs in scrapbooks to large finished paintings and sculptures. the interiors served as springboards for Lichtenstein to invent new works, such as the sculpture Ritual Mask, 1992, created after his painting Interior with African Mask, 1991. Lichtenstein decorated the interiors with paintings and sculptures by himself and others. Bathers excised from the pages of romance comic books appear in the painting interiors, disrobed by Lichtenstein.