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•Before Lichtenstein
Strictly Kev after Tony Abruzzo

While the public is intimately familiar with Roy Lichtenstein's work, what they may be unaware of is how closely many of his images were "appropriated" from comic artists like Irv Novick, Russ Heath, Jack Kirby, John Romita and Joe Kubert, who received no fee or credit. The elevation of commercial "low" art to "high" art? Is this Art world snobbery? Artistic licence? Cultural annexation? Gallery shortsightedness? Copyright theft? Or something else?

This show is a chance for artists, illustrators and designers, to ask these questions and share their views, via their work by "re-reappropriating" one of the comic images Lichtenstein lifted his work from, and reinterpret it again, using some of their 'commercial art' drawing skills and originality, to warp and twist it into something interesting new and original, to take back the Art!


Money raised from selling prints or originals will be donated to the Hero Initiative, which helps down-on-their-luck comics veterans:

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