‘It’s called stealing’: new allegations of plagiarism against Roy Lichtenstein.
I was always a fan of Lichtenstein - though the comic book world never truly caught my attention - so (like the rest of the world apparently) would never have spotted this - BUT … wow … even some of the artists that were copied never knew. I guess the venn diagram overlap between Comic Books and Fine Art is pretty minimal.
The documentary features comic book expert David Barsalou, who has traced about 300 Lichtenstein works to other artists: “I thought, maybe there’s only four, five or six paintings that he did close to the originals. But it was hard to describe my feelings as I started discovering more and more over the years that his images were like just direct copies.