Roy Lichtenstein

Via Boing Boing:

Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein

A side-by-side comparison of Lichtenstein’s paintings and the usually far superior original frames from comic books.

Wikipedia notes that: Artist Dave Gibbons, who illustrated the graphic novel Watchmen (written by Alan Moore), said of Lichtenstein’s works: “Roy Lichtenstein's copies of the work of Irv Novick and Russ Heath are flat, uncomprehending tracings of quite sophisticated images.”

Lichtenstein’s graphic design-inspired work is much better than his comic book-inspired work, though.

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