|R O Y.... L I C H T E N S T E I N : .... Conversations.... with.... Surrealism
September 19 - November 12, 2005
|Mitchell-Innes & Nash
1018 Madison Ave. New York NY 10021
September 5 - October 19, 2002
An exhibition featuring 30 Lichtenstein works on paper dating from 1976 to 1979, including many drawings on public view for the first time. Lichtenstein's interest in art historical motifs resulted in many works that reference Cubism, Futurism, Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism. During the mid-to-late 1970s, he frequently drew upon Surrealist imagery, with a particular focus on the paintings of Dali, Magritte, and Picasso. The works from this series endow archetypal Surrealist tropes such as dreamlike landscapes with Lichtenstein's distinctive style, weaving Lichtenstein himself into an art historical narrative. The drawings on view will provide a glimpse into the development of some of Lichtenstein's best-known motifs, including the single eye with a teardrop and the "self portraits" in which various objects represent the artist's head and face.