“Into The Night: Pop For The People” at Skirball


“Nude with Blue Hair” (like me!) Roy Lichtenstein

On October 7th at 8pm, the Skirball Center presents “Into The Night: Pop For The People” to kick off the new exhibit “Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.” The opening night will include live music by synth-pop/kitsch artist Seth Bogart and electronic pop artist Chela, as well as pop-up activities, signature cocktails and access to the museum collection. This is the eighth installment of Skirball’s fun after-dark series. Pop Art-themed costumes or make-up is suggested!

Pop for the People,” which runs October 7th through March 12th, is a retrospective featuring over seventy works by Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997). Celebrated for breaking barriers between fine art and the “low-brow,” Lichtenstein illustrated everyday objects and was inspired by comic books, children’s books and ads. The exhibit focuses on how his work was stimulated by the advancements in printmaking in his lifetime, especially his collaboration with Stanley Grinstein and Sidney Felsen, whose innovative printing house at the L.A. artist workshop Gemini G.E.L. had a significant influence on the city’s art scene. The exhibit will also include an interactive gallery where you can step into a three-dimensional version of Lichtenstein’s “Bedroom at Arles,” his take on the Vincent van Gogh series.

Tickets for “Into The Night,” available here, are $15 advance or $20 at the door, and parking is free.

Image courtesy of The Skirball Center  

Simone Snaith

About Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith writes young adult and fantasy novels, and sings in the band Turning Violet. A fan of scifi, fantasy, the supernatural and most things from the '80s, she enjoys reviewing music, books and movies. You can read about her own books at simonesnaith.com.
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