28 January - 15 May 2011. The 1960s heralded an artistic departure for Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) whose works until then consisted principally of paintings depicting American history and the American West.
That all changed in 1961 when Lichtenstein made the bold transition to black-and-white. Inspired by advertising and comic strips, between 1961 and 1968 the artist created about 70 large-scale black-and-white drawings. Lichtenstein also made numerous black-and-white paintings, which the Albertina present for the first time in conjunction with his monochrome drawings.