Roy Lichtenstein at work in his studio

Images from inside the New York Pop Artist's studio go on show in Philadelphia
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Laurie Lambrecht's photographs from inside Roy Lichtenstein's studio (1990)
Laurie Lambrecht's photographs from inside Roy Lichtenstein's studio (1990)

No, these are not stills from the making of A-ha's infamous Take On Me music video. They are in fact photos from inside of Roy Lichtenstein's studio. US photographer Laurie Lambrecht captured the Pop Artist at work in New York in the spring of 1990, when, stacks of books, half-finished paintings and clippings of comic books and advertisements covered his tabletops and walls.

Laurie Lambrecht's photographs from inside Roy Lichtenstein's studio (1990)
Laurie Lambrecht's photographs from inside Roy Lichtenstein's studio (1990)

"There were endless layers of things to visually captivate me, and to capture Roy, the renowned Pop Artist at work," Lambrecht says. "With my camera I observed what Roy saw. I let his signature graphic components, the stripes, dots and bands of solid colors, suggest the compositions: the texture of Roy's paintings in all states of completion."

Laurie Lambrecht's photographs from inside Roy Lichtenstein's studio (1990)
Laurie Lambrecht's photographs from inside Roy Lichtenstein's studio (1990)

If you like what you see, you can view these images at the Gershman Y Galleries in Philadelphia until November 18, while also looking forward to The Tate Modern's Lichtenstein retrospective, scheduled for February 12 - May 27, 2013. And check out Interview Magazine's David Bowie interview with Lichenstein conducted shortly before his death and (printed posthumously in the January 1998 issue), reposted to mark the anniversary of Lichtenstein's death this Saturday. And finally, don't forget to take a look our Pop Art book in the store now. 


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