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Friday, October 7

Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

12:00pm

Renowned for his inventive interplay of line, dot, and color, Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) shaped a new form of fine art. Departing from the intellectual, nonfigurative style of Abstract Expressionism, Lichtenstein depicted everyday objects and drew inspiration from comic books, advertisements, and children’s books. By elevating such popular imagery to the realm of fine art, he invited viewers to recognize the world around them in his work.

Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A. explores how the artist, a vanguard of the Pop Art movement buoyed by a renaissance in printmaking, made fine art accessible to the American public in ways that had not been achieved before. The exhibition features prints from Lichtenstein’s Bull Profile and Surrealist series, as well as the iconic Sunrise and Shipboard Girl. Additional works on display range from political subject matter to paper plates, clothing, and shopping bags.

The exhibition also highlights Lichtenstein’s longtime collaboration with Stanley Grinstein and Sidney Felsen, cofounders of the prominent Los Angeles artists’ workshop Gemini G.E.L. Their groundbreaking printing house played a formative role in shaping the Los Angeles art scene and helped transform the city into a global center for printmaking and Pop Art.

Finally, to make Lichtenstein’s creative work truly accessible to all visitors, the Skirball will transform one of its galleries into an interactive space where visitors can step into Lichtenstein’s reimagination of Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom at Arles, brought to life in three-dimensional form.

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Pasadena Festival of The Arts

Paseo Colorado

280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 91101

6:00pm

The 2016 “Pasadena Festival of The Arts” takes place on October *7, 8 & 9 and previews from 5-10pm Oct.7, during *ArtNight Pasadena and starts a Citywide Art Weekend and Art Month Celebration! Ten’s of thousands of art patrons converge on Pasadena to enjoy the fine art museums, festivals and cultural events that promote modern art, music, and contemporary craft with the rich history of this truly iconic American city. The festival is located near City Hall and next to the Pasadena Convention & Civic Center at Paseo Colorado, 300 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 90802 and will consist of new and experienced artists, craftsmen, sponsors, unique offerings, musicians, and entertainers to inspire us all. Many exhibitors come from art & music schools and have become professional and traveling artists and entrepreneurs. We are honored to welcome so many talented artisans who will be traveling from both near and afar to display their fun, fanciful, sophisticated and cool creations. The show takes place on Friday Oct 7, 5pm-10pm, Saturday Oct. 8, 10am-6pm and Sunday Oct. 9, 11am-6pm and is free to the public. Visit www.PasadenaFOTA.com, www.LaydBack.com, call our Festival Hotline at 909-705-5544 or send us an email to [email protected] for more information.

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Abbot Kinney First Fridays: October

Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Abbot Kinney Blvd. and California St., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm

(OCT. 7) Local merchants on or near Abbot Kinney, the thoroughfare that runs diagonally through Venice, come together every month to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music in the area. Local charities benefit as art junkies, couples and families descend on the always funky beach community. And, of course, beverages are available.

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