Forbes reviews Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in LA at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The exhibit, sponsored by Jordan Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation and curated by The Skirball's Bethany Montagano, features some 70 works across four decades of Lichtenstein’s career.
Tom Teicholz explores the exhibition in depth, writing, "At the press preview, Robert Kirschner, the Skirball’s Museum Director, spoke of Lichtenstein as a Jewish American artist who had a 'transformative impact' on American arts and culture. 'That’s what we’re interested in,' Kirschner explained as why the Skirball organized the Lichtenstein exhibit. There is also a specific LA connection as the exhibit celebrates Lichtenstein’s association with Los Angeles’ printmaking mecca Gemini G.E.L., where beginning in 1969, Lichtenstein would come to spend February in LA (pretty much every two years) creating 124 editions of prints and sculptures over some 25 years.
Teicholz concludes, "Pop For the People is a story of Jewish-American assimilation, and as such, what better than home than the Skirball a museum dedicated, as Kirschner said, to the transformative power of Jewish Americans on American culture."
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