Roy Lichtenstein Entablatures

© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

The Paula Cooper Gallery in New York will present an exhibition of works by Roy Lichtenstein from his celebrated Entablatures series.  The paintings, realized between 1971 and 1976, will be on view from September 17 through October 22, 2011. The entablature is an architectural element resembling a band or molding lying horizontally above the columns of a building. Originating in the architecture of ancient Greece, the motif was also abundantly represented in America in the early twentieth-century Beaux-Arts and Greco-Roman revival style used for public buildings such as museums and libraries. Despite the apparent reference to ancient Greek architecture these works are abstract interpretation which easily trace back to Lichtenstein’s iconic comic-style.

© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Paula Cooper Gallery

534 W 21st  Street

September 17 – October 22, 2011