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The eighth episode travels back to May 12th, 2020, with the recreation of Roy Lichtenstein, Girl with Hair Ribbon, 1965, MOCA Tokyo.
Roy Lichtenstein Foundation - https://lichtensteinfoundation.org/
About the Art - http://lichtensteinpaintings.com/girl-with-hair-ribbon/
Draft of the Art - https://www.imageduplicator.com/main.php?decade=60&year=65&work_id=278#
Ben-Day Dots - https://blog.stephens.edu/arh101glossary/?glossary=ben-day-dots
Look Mickey - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look_Mickey
Popeye - https://crystalbridges.org/blog/roy-lichtenstein-in-focus/
Drowning Girl - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drowning_Girl
Videos about Roy Lichtenstein
- Allen Jones on Roy Lichtenstein - https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/roy-lichtenstein-1508/allen-jones-on-roy-lichtenstein
- Conserving Whaam! - https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/lichtenstein-whaam-t00897/conserving-whaam
- Roy Lichtenstein: A retrospective - https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/roy-lichtenstein-1508/roy-lichtenstein-retrospective
- What makes an artwork iconic? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0wYYq6j8-c
- [LONG VIDEO] Talks & Lectures | Reflecting on Roy Lichtenstein - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4tXslRHxQ0
Note from Patrick: After the interview, I got interested in if the comic book world felt that Lichtenstein's work crossed the line from reference to plagiarism. Drowning Girl is cropped from DC Comics Secret Hearts no. 83, and Whaam! is pulled from issue No. 89 of DC Comics' All-American Men of War. This is a hot button issue that was made more complicated by the comic industry not giving proper writing/art credit. We touched on this topic a little during a deleted bit of the podcast I removed for pacing.
- Here is a good BBC article on the topic - https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20130717-pop-artist-or-copy-cat
- Russ Heath made a comic short about Whaam! - https://comicsalliance.com/russ-heaths-comic-about-being-ripped-off-by-roy-lichtenstein-will-give-you-a-new-appreciation-for-the-hero-initiative/
- Flickr Account sourcing Lichtenstein - https://www.flickr.com/people/deconstructing-roy-lichtenstein/
I had thought that the painting was based on Jack Kirby, but it turns out it was John Romita!
This topic reminds me of Bill Finger, the guy who created Batman with Bob Kane but got none of the credit. Check out this HULU documentary if you want to learn more - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcBDjjY2swE