Do you know those times when you feel you’re incredibly lucky?
We had planned our trip to London during a national holiday here in the Netherlands and while browsing to check what to do in the UK, among a huge list of places to try full English breakfasts, we found out Tate Modern was running an exhibition about Roy Lichtenstein, one of the masters of pop art culture of whom I happen to be big fan (thanks to my previous art director, Lele, who introduced him to me for the first time).
We came back from the UK last weekend and I left Tate even more in love with Lichtenstein’s work.
We’re used to seeing his images printed in so many different products, but at the exhibition you realise they’re actually gigantic handmade canvases, using stencil techniques and free hand painting. Unbelievable and even more beautiful!
The exhibition is quite complete, going from the famous cartoon paintings to other influences Lichtenstein had in his life, such as delicate japanese style or beautiful parodies of established painters such as Mondrian.
The exhibition is really popular, it’s important to book your entrance. We did it in the museum itself as we bought the tickets, around one hour before.
Another cool tip: on Sundays, while the permanent exhibition closes at 18:00, Lichtenstein is open until 20:00.
Lichtenstein: A Retrospective | Tate Modern
21 February – 27 May 2013
Adult £15.50 (without donation £14.00)
Unfortunately, pictures are not allowed.