Few artists could be said to have ushered in an entirely new aesthetic quite like Roy Lichtenstein. His vibrantly colored paradise of advertisements and comic strips were unlike anything seen before in a gallery setting. Lichtenstein's primary color paintings came at a time when Abstract Expressionism still held sway and commercial art was being looked down upon with severe contempt.
Roy Lichtenstein's genius was in stressing the… Read more
About the artwork
The Columbus Portfolio was published in Munich in 1992 as a stand against global environmental issues dating back to colonial times. Christo, Eduardo Chillida, Antoni Tàpies and many more great artists came together with Lichtenstein to produce screenprints engaging with the ever-more-poignantly relevant topic.