Art of the Year - 1963

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Art of the Year - 1963

The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. Styles and movements that arose during this time include Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Performance Art and Arte Povera among countless other styles and movements.

The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. Styles and movements that arose during this time include Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Performance Art and Arte Povera among countless other styles and movements.

In the Car, Roy Lichtenstein, Painting, 1963. 

In the Car (sometimes known as Driving) is a 1963 pop art painting by Roy Lichtenstein. The smaller, older of the two versions of this painting formerly held the record for highest auction price of a Lichtenstein painting. The larger version has been in the collection of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh since 1980.  The painting is based on the September 1961 comic book series Girls' Romances edition #78 published by Signal Publishing Corporation.  This image typifies Lichtenstein's work and demonstrates his fascination with women in the midst of tumultuous, difficult love affairs. The woman's look is also faithful to Lichtenstein's style, as he preferred very uniform comic book women with a formulaic, clichéd appearance.

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Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

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