One of the most exciting parts of this exhibition (at least, as far as I'm concerned) is the opportunity to see paintings together that haven't been in the same place in decades. Such is the case with Lichtenstein's series devoted to the artist's studio. Taking inspiration from Matisse, who also painted several versions of his studio in 1911, Lichtenstein created four paintings between 1973 and 1974 of a fictitious studio. But while the studio is not representative of his own, he did faithfully incorporate many of his previous paintings into the interiors. For example, a nearly life-size version of Look Mickey hangs in one painting (see above), while references to his explosions, entablatures, mirrors, and perfect/imperfect paintings populate others.
When he finished this series in 1974, the pieces were featured in a show at Leo Castelli, but haven't been in the same room until now.
2 days 4 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on their grand opening this weekend. The building, designed by architect David Adjaye, is a truly historic addition to the National Mall in Washington D.C. #APeoplesJourney #MakingHistory
2 days 6 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Time machines, superheroes, wild creatures, and more… JourneyMaker makes every visit to the museum an adventure.
Try this new digital interactive for families in the museum’s Ryan Learning Center, located in the Modern Wing, or print out a tour at home.
3 days 5 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Today marks the autumn equinox and the official end of summer. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with the latest in ARTicle’s Sound and Vision series, matching songs from around the world with our encyclopedic collection.