Roy Lichtenstein

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Roy Lichtenstein (27 October 192329 September 1997) was a prominent American pop artist, whose work borrowed heavily from popular advertising and comic book styles, which he himself described as being "as artificial as possible."


  • What interests me is to paint the kind of anti-sensitivity that impregnates modern civilization. I think art since Cezanne has become extremely romantic and unrealistic, feeding on art. It is Utopian. It has less and less to do with the world. It looks inward — neo-Zen and all that. Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.
    • Roy Lichtenstein in: Interview by G.R. Swenson; cited in: Eric Protter (1971). Painters on Painting. p. 263
  • There is a relationship between cartooning and people like Miro and Picasso which may not be understood by the cartoonist, but it definitely is related even in the early Disney.
    • Quoted in Robert Andrews, Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations (1996), p. 66
  • Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.
    • Quoted in Jonathon Green, The Macmillan Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations (1996) p. 179

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