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Character Sketch: The Comic That Inspired Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective, by curators James Rondeau and Sheena Wagstaff (2012), accompanies an expansive Lichtenstein exhibition currently at the Art Institute of Chicago, later moving to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., then to the Tate Modern in London, and finally to the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

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Andy Warhol, Yale Press-Style

Yale University Press celebrated Andy Warhol’s birthday earlier this month by trying out The Andy Warhol Museum’s D.I.Y. POP app on our staff. The app takes its inspiration from what Arthur C. Danto calls “the Warhol aesthetic” in his Andy Warhol, part of YUP’s Icons of America series. Warhol was

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Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol!

August 6th would have been Andy Warhol’s 83rd birthday. Interest in the work of the pop art innovator shows no sign of flagging in the 21st century: recently, a 1963 self-portrait by the artist (originally sold for only $1,600) netted over $34.8 million at auction. For an in-depth examination of the American icon’s extraordinary

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Going a Little Nutty with Jim Nutt’s Portraits

“Jim Nutt has made some of the craziest paintings in American art” declares Canadian Art magazine in its Summer 2011 issue. The magazine’s editors apparently enjoy the craziness. Although they chose only seven books for inclusion in their “Top Summer Reading Picks” we are delighted to see that Jim Nutt:

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For the Politician’s Culture-Savvy Daughter

Remember this? Right around publication date for one of our titles, Andy Warhol, Meghan McCain posted a Twitpic of herself on a night-in, happily ready to curl up with our new book. Okay, okay, we were so surprised at the coincidence (not her reading choice) that we even had a

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Sigmar Polke, German Pop Artist, dies at 69

The German artist Sigmar Polke, celebrated as an “early and astute adopter of American Pop art,” died last Thursday in Cologne, Germany. He was 69. A refugee from East Germany, Mr. Polke grew up in Dusseldorf, where he began his career as an artist in the early 1960s. Sharply critical

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