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25 February 2013 | 10:05 AM
KER-POW! Legendary pop art painter Roy Lichtenstein might have died years ago – but his iconic work lives on.
Your fun-loving Sun has imagined how the American genius might have depicted Page 3 girl, Rosie Jones.
Lichtenstein, who died aged 73 in 1997, broke new ground with vivid paint-ings parodying art and comics.
By IRIA CANDELA, Co-curator of the exhibition
LICHTENSTEIN is one of the 20th century’s most influential artists.
In the early 1960s he hit upon a new concept of painting inspired by comic strips, advertising and mass-culture imagery.
The paintings were a sensation – provoking delight and outrage.
Over the next four decades, his work became known for its visual power and combination of “high” and “low” art.
In early paintings such as Look Mickey (1961) and Whaam! (1963), he imitated the industrial techniques of comic books – using a palette of primary colours, heavy black outlines and dots.
He also transformed existing images including well-known works by Picasso and Matisse.
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