Pop Art in Florida
Look out, Florida. Iconic pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) is coming your way.
Beginning December 8, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida; +1 305 667 1651) will host ten of Lichtenstein’s 8- to 30-foot-tall sculptures on the garden’s grounds. The exhibit, titled Lichtenstien at Fairchild, will be the world’s largest sculptural exhibition of the artist’s pieces in a natural environment. Pieces will include Coup de Chapeau II (1996) and Galatea (1990), both of which were recently on display at the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris.
Lichtenstein is most famous for his comic book-like drawings and oil paintings, like Whaam! (1963), on display at the Tate Modern museum in London.
Lichtenstein’s sculptures will be on display at the Fairchild until May 31, 2008 (daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; adult/child $20/$10). If you can’t make it to Florida before then, check out other Lichtenstein sculptures in New York City, Switzerland, Tokyo, Madrid, and Washington, DC.
Photo: House II, 1997, Painted fiberglass, 123 x 166* x 60* inches © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
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