Roy Lichtenstein, pioneer pop art artist and creator of the cartoon style of art, is a popular name in the pop art world. His famous works live on to inspire all of us that life is creative. And along with his works, his words are alive too, motivating us at every point to bring out the artists in us into the real world. Here we share not just a virtual walk through into his style of art, but also his words that continue to inspire not just artists, but millions of people around the world.
I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.
Art doesn’t transform. It just plain forms.
I’m interested in what would normally be considered the worst aspects of commercial art. I think it’s the tension between what seems to be so rigid and cliched and the fact that art really can’t be this way.
Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn’t look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.
People think one-point and two-point perspective is how the world actually looks, but of course, it isn’t. It’s a convention.
I’m excited about seeing things, and I’m interested in the way I think other people see things.
You know, as you compose music, you’re just off in your own world. You have no idea where reality is, so to have an idea of what people think is pretty hard.
I’m not really sure what social message my art carries, if any. And I don’t really want it to carry one. I’m not interested in the subject matter to try to teach society anything, or to try to better our world in any way.
In America the biggest is the best.