Roy Lichtenstein, 'We Rose Up Slowly'

Roy Lichtenstein: A Centennial Exhibition at the Albertinum (Mar 8-Jul 14) celebrates the master of Pop Art with a comprehensive retrospective which brings together over 90 paintings, sculptures and prints from private collections and major institutions such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid. Known for his stereotyped blondes, war heroes and comic book figures with speech balloons, Lichtensetin’s cartoon-like aesthetic, employing brashly luminous colours, clear lines and dot patterns in imitation of cheap comic book printing techniques, was hugely influential on the American art scene of the 1960s.