Whaam, bam, thank you Roy. It’s pop art comic book kitsch on a grand scale at the Tate Modern, who’ve mounted the most comprehensive overview of Lichtenstein’s work ever attempted. His classic pastiches appear in all their primary-colourful glory, throwing the language and imagery of mass produced media around the place with ironic glee. There are also lesser known works that have been pushed out of the limelight by their bolshier counterparts; drawings, sculptures, and smaller looser paintings add another dimension to his career. But he’ll always be famous for those bold blocks of colour and uniform dots, making it all look so simple.
Lichtenstein: A Retrospective runs at Tate Modern from 21st February until 27th May 2013.