The Pop! of Roy Lichtenstein and the Colors of Wolf Kahn at Surovek Gallery

Roy Lichtenstein for Sale

Roy Lichtenstein in front of one of his paintings at an exhibition in Stedelijk Museum.
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Roy Lichtenstein: Monet’s Garden Goes Pop!

Roy Lichtenstein was not just inspired by comic books; he was a classically trained artist and college professor who was inspired by Japanese art and the works of Picasso, Braque and Monet.

Claude Monet’s Japanese bridge reimagined at the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit at the Selby Botanical Gardens.

The staff at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida has transformed the gardens to reflect Lichtenstein’s Water Lilies With Reflections series, a limited edition of large-screen prints that reinterpret Monet’s water lilies.

Roy Lichtenstein
The River from the Landscape Series, 1985
Woodcut, lithograph and screenprint
Image: 37 1/4 x 52 1/2 inches
Sheet: 40 1/4 x 55 5/8 inches
Edition: #51/60
Signed, numbered, dated lower right: 51/60 R Lichtenstein ’85
For sale at Surovek Gallery

Lichtenstein was a prolific printmaker throughout his career, elevating the print to a high art form in the 1960s.

Roy Lichtenstein
Two Paintings, 1984
Woodcut, lithograph, silkscreen with collage
Size: 45.88 x 39.06 inches
Signed, numbered, dated: 37/60 R Lichtenstein ‘84
For sale at Surovek Gallery

The depth and texture of his prints came from his incorporation of woodcut, collage and industrial materials like Plexiglas and metal in his work.

Roy Lichtenstein
Unitled, 1996
Screenprint in colors, on Coventry Rag paper, with full margins.
Image: 24 x 32 1/2 inches
Sheet: 31 5/8 x 39 5/8 inches
Signed, dated and numbered# 167/175 in pencil (there were also 25 artist’s proofs), Co-published by the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York to benefit The Campaign for Freedom of Expression

The Roy Lichtenstein: Monet’s Garden Goes Pop exhibit will be on display at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota through June 27, 2021.

A Tribute to Wold Kahn and Emily Mason

Wolf Kahn (1927–2020) and Emily Mason (1932–2019) shared a life together. They died within months of each other after more than sixty years of marriage.

Artist: Wolf Kahn (1927-2020) Title: “Orange River”, 1992 Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 60 by 72 inches Signed: W. Kahn (l.r.)

Wolf Kahn
Orange River”, 1992
Oil on canvas
60 by 72 inches
Signed: W. Kahn (l.r.)
For sale at Surovek Gallery

Both were artists who loved color, although their styles were very different.

Emily Mason
The Bullock Farm, 1987

A recent show at the Miles McEnery Gallery in New York is a tribute to the couple. Wolf Kahn: The Last Decade: 2010-2020 & Emily Mason: Chelsea Paintings focuses on the similarities and differences of both artists.

Artist: Wolf Kahn (1927-2020) Title: A Slight Curve in the Meadow's Edge", 1989 Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 52 x 72 inches

Wolf Kahn
A Slight Curve in the Meadow’s Edge, 1989
Oil on canvas
Size: 52 x 72 inches
For sale at Surovek Gallery

Both Kahn and Mason were inspired by the surroundings at their West Brattleboro summer home, and both found solace as they worked in their Manhattan studios.

The Pop! of Roy Lichtenstein and the Colors of Wolf Kahn at Surovek Gallery

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References:
Madeleine Luckel. Monet’s Giverny Blooms Anew in Florida, By Way of Roy Lichtenstein. Architectural Digest. February 19, 2021.
Jay Handelman. Selby Goes Pop! with Roy Lichtenstein exhibit. Sarasota Herald-Tribune. February 13, 2021.
Jessica Poitevien. Monet’s Most Famous Paintings Are Getting a Pop Art Twist at This Immersive Exhibit in Florida. Travel + Leisure Magazine. February 25, 2021.
David Ebony. Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason: A rare opportunity to compare and contrast the work of two very different painters. The Brooklyn Rail. February 2021.
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