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Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection

This free exhibition showcases the great American prints of the 20th century, including works by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol.
By Libby Curran
September 06, 2019
By Libby Curran
September 06, 2019

The National Gallery of Australia's newest exhibition invites you to trip back in time to American art's post-war era for a visual celebration of some of the 20th century's printmaking superstars.

Opening on Saturday, September 7 and running through until Monday, March 9, 2020, Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection showcases standouts from back in that heyday of America's printmaking renaissance, as it dives into renowned US master printer Kenneth Tyler's artistic collaborations with an array of iconic talent.

Spy candid images of Tyler and these legendary artists taken in his famed workshop, displayed along with one-off proofs and drawings, plus works from some of the greats he's influenced over the years. The impressive collection features pieces by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg and more, covering minimalism, maximalism and every genre between.

Tyler's grand, groundbreaking contribution to art put him at the forefront of the USA's printmaking renaissance and, when he opened a series of his own print workshops after the Korean War, they became incubators and collaborative settings for some of the era's defining artists. Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection documents much of the magic.

Image: Roy Lichtenstein, Reflections on Crash 1990. Prints, lithograph, screenprint, woodcut, metalised PVC plastic film collage and embossing printed in colour inks from eight aluminium plates, three screens, one woodblock with irregularly-shaped, inlaid magnesium plate and one assembled plate made from four magnesium plates. 150.2 h x 190.5 w cm. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1991. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/Copyright Agency

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