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American Artist Roy Lichtenstein.

American artist Roy Lichtenstein. He was one of the inventors of pop art in the 1960's, finding inspiration for his paintings in comic books and advertisements. (More recently, he's found it in the yellow pages of the phone book). Lichtenstein's work often replicates the heavy black outlines, bright colors and dots of a color comic strip found in a newspaper. Called by one critic the "supreme virtuoso of pop", his work is filled with constant references to high and low arts as well as to his own work. The Guggenheim Museum is featuring a retrospective of Lichtenstein's paintings, sculpture, and his stage set-sized murals.

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Other segments from the episode on November 8, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 8, 1993: Interview with Edmund White; Interview with Roy Lichtenstein; Review of the Breeders' album "Last Splash."

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