“Roy Lichtenstein: Opere Prima” at GAM in Turin: September 27, 2014 – January 25, 2015

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Roy Lichtenstein: Opere Prima

September 27, 2014 – January 25, 2015

Roy Lichtenstein, Study for Pop! 1966, Felt-tip marker and cut-and-pasted printed paper on newsprint - 28 1/2 x 22 inches - 72.4 x 55.9 cm - Collection of Marsha and Jeffrey Perelman - © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein / SIAE 2014

Roy Lichtenstein, Study for Pop! 1966, Felt-tip marker and cut-and-pasted printed paper on newsprint – 28 1/2 x 22 inches – 72.4 x 55.9 cm – Collection of Marsha and Jeffrey Perelman – © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein / SIAE 2014

The Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAM) in Turin, Italy, presents an important exhibition devoted to the works on paper and large paintings by Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), the undisputed master of Pop Art and one of the great American artists of the 20th century. Lichtenstein is renowned for his works based on comic strips and advertising imagery, and for his signature style using color and hand-painted Ben-Day dots. For the first time in Italy, 235 masterpieces are being exhibited.

Along with drawings, spanning a period from the early 1940s to 1997, the exhibition also shows some sensational large-scale paintings and a photographic documentation witnessing the artist at work. Room after room, GAM’s exhibition pays tribute to his extraordinary oeuvre, celebrating the visual power and intellectual rigor of Roy Lichtenstein’s work.

“Drawing is the basis of my art. It is where my thinking takes place. It is a big part of my painting. The paintings are always the same, only larger. But they may not get at all better. I am not thinking it up while I am actually doing the painting. A certain spontaneity is lost. Drawing has more interesting traces…” Roy Lichtenstein

HOURS
Tuesday – Sunday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-10:30pm
The ticket office closes one hour before.

Holiday Opening Hours
Saturday, November 1st: 10am – 6pm
Monday, December 8th 8: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 24th and Wednesday 31st December: 10am – 2pm
Thursday, December 25th: closed
Friday, December 26th: 10am – 6pm
Thursday, January 1st, 2015: 2am – 10.30pm
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015: 10am – 6pm

TICKETS

Roy Lichtenstein
Exhibition only
RL Exhibition +
GAM Museum
Single 12 € 16 €
Reduced* 9 € 12 €
Groups 8 € 11 €
Families ** 24 € 32 €

GAM

GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Via Magenta, 31 – Torino, ITALY

www.gamtorino.it

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Late Spring & Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, Post-Bac in Studio Art; MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design, Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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