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  • Roy Lichtenstein and Pop Art


    For the 8th edition of the public art program “Art Arrived at Colombo”, State of the Art created an exhibition allusive to the world of Pop Art, presenting a selection of 41 works of the emblematic Roy Lichtenstein, one of the founders of this artistic movement.

    “Roy Lichtenstein and Pop Art” took visitors on a tour through all the creative stages in Lichtenstein’s career, from the success of his first exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery, until the date of his death, in 1997. Divided in four chronologically arranged sections – Pop, Landscapes, Tributes and Posters – this exhibition displayed the different stages of the artist’s work.

    In the course of the exhibition, guided tours were developed with several Portuguese figures linked to Banda Desenha and Pop illustration, such as the artist João Fonte Santa, the director of the Amadora Festival BD Nelson Dona, and the illustrator Nuno Saraiva.

    The Ambassador of the exhibition, artist Rueffa, whose work is part of the Neo Pop Art universe, has a natural connection to the theme of the show. “I’m a big fan of Roy Lichtenstein. For me, he is one of the great artists of the second half of the twentieth century and an unforgettable reference in this aesthetic field that I admire so much, ” she said.

    For the development of the architecture project, State of the Art invited architects Diogo Aguiar and João Jesus.

    Photography © Fernando Guerra