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Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein - 1966

Posted by Julio at 10:10 PM, April 5, 2009

A few weeks back the barenforum.org discussion turned to such topics as the current trend of appropriating other's images (commercial, graphic, computer altered, etc.) in the name of creating Art. These two videos from an USA Arts program from 1966 focus on two leaders of pop art and their preoccupations as the "movement" shifts to newer trends. To some critics both artists 'borrowed' from other commercial or Graphic work to certain degrees. While not exactly a printmaking topic I think this rare footage is worth a look.

The Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) video shows rare footage of the artist at his studio working on several pieces and the artist describes at length his technique, comic book ideas and other themes.

The Andy Warhol (1928-1987) video is quite humorous in a sense as we see a 'younger' and quite distant Warhol. There is a clip of screeprinting at the Silver Factory and some rare footage of Warhol's inner circle.

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Well, personally, I like Lichtenstein better than Warhol. One flat out copied, rarely did his own processing, printing, etc... , the only good thing is that sometimes he took his own pictures. Where Lichtenstein did most of the painting himself, used only a portion of the "stolen" image, and was just overall more creative and active in the whole process.
Just my 2 cents.

Roy Lichtenstein's Comic Book Swipes.

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