Tate Modern looks back at Lichtenstein work

One of London's major galleries will exhibit the work of a key influence in the pop art movement next month.

The Tate Modern is set to hold a Roy Lichtenstein retrospective from February 21st to May 27th and is a must for modern art fans staying in central London hotels over the coming months.

Many of the 125 pieces of art on display in the show have been loaned from collections around the world and will showcase the US artist's distinctive comic book style.

Admission to the show costs £14 and provides the chance to see key works such as Look Mickey 1961 on loan from the National Gallery of Art, Washington and the Artist’s Studio series of 1973-4 close-up.

The exhibition will also examine the range of materials that Lichtenstein used to produce his paintings, including artwork using Rowlux and steel, his sculptures in ceramic and brass comma and a selection of previously unseen drawings, collages and works on paper.

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective is curated at Tate Modern by Sheena Wagstaff, chairman of the Modern and Contemporary Art department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and Iria Candela, assistant curator at Tate Modern.

There is also a special workshop course being held in tandem with the exhibition that allows people to create their own Lichtenstein-inspired pieces of art using screen-printing techniques.

Based in a former power station, the Tate Modern is within walking distance of Southwark London Underground station on the Jubilee line and Mansion House on the District and Circle lines.

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