We’re so happy to have steve mckenzie’s Team Member, Xavier Neuner, back with us today, sharing his most recent Library Friday post! This time around, he’s offering his take on “Roy Lichtenstein In His Studio.” Read on to learn what his thoughts are on this book about the iconic pop artist…
I am very excited about this book review! I’ve always loved Lichtenstein’s work.
Thanks to Laurie Lambrecht the bar has been raised to a new level of favoritism. Lambrecht was lucky enough to be Lichtensteins assistant during the early 1990’s.
One day he told her to bring a book to keep occupied while he was working. Instead, she brought her new Hasselblad camera so she could experiment with composition and lighting. Roy was more than supportive in her creativity learning.
My mother always said, “Great opportunities come only once.” In Laurie’s case, being allowed to take photos of a Pop Art legend during his last few years changed her life. Her collection of photographs let the viewer see a glimpse into an artist’s creative process from inspiration to rough sketches, to the final product.
I personally thought Lichtenstein must have had a very steady hand to have such crisp edges in his paintings, but actually he covered his canvases in painters tape. After the paint dried he slowly pealed the tape to reveal oversize comic book inspired work.
Again, as I flip through the pages I can’t help to think, if you approach a cross roads… Go for it. They could add to some of your most unforgettable moments in life .
Go for it, for sure! We love seeing these books through Xavier’s eyes, and are so grateful to him for sharing his thoughts here with us.
So, what’s your take on this Library Friday selection?! Are you a Lichtenstein enthusiast like us?