Warhol & Lichtenstein at the Monterey Museum of Art
|Pop Icons: Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein
MONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Monterey Museum of Art to host a new exhibition, Pop Icons: Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, October 29, 2011-February 26, 2012 at the Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA 93940.
Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was most prolific in the 1960s and early 70s which resulted in many of his most iconic works. Building on the Pop Art movement, Warhol drew upon his background as a commercial illustrator and began painting every-day commercial objects. As a teenager, his interest in the pop culture was fed by reading the tabloids, a habit that continued as an adult. His fascination for the famous manifested in the creation of iconic paintings of super-stars such as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) is a pop art painter whose works portray certain trivialities of contemporary American life. Through the 1950s, Lichtenstein used the basic techniques of abstract expressionism to express themes such as cowboys and Indians and paper money. In the early sixties, he was influenced by Picasso, Mondrian, and Monet, yet, impressed by the work of a colleague; he turned to the comic-strip and cartoon style for which he is known today.
Concurrent exhibitions opening on October 29, 2011 at the Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada are John Haley, Abstract Expressionist Paintings and Enrique Chagoya a renowned painter and printmaker.
For more information visit www.montereyart.org or call 831.372.5477.