Category Archives: Lichtenstein, Roy

Fish and Superfish

Still Life with Goldfish, 1972, Roy Lichtenstein. Dalrymple writes of enslaved aquatic animals: ‘What about the goldfish? Are not bowls their cages? Why should it be wrong to keep robins captive, but right to enslave goldfish? Their colour? What has that to do with it? As Nietzsche would have said (had he been a goldfish), better a day as a Superfish than a lifetime of safety, subsisting merely on the infantilising pity of an owner and a daily pinch of fish food.’

It wasn’t sex that began in 1963, it was the world itself

Blue Nude, 1995. Dalrymple chats to an art student, a patient of his. She tells him she is learning art history. Dalrymple asks her what she is learning. 'Roy Lichtenstein,' she replies.

Blue Nude, 1995. Dalrymple chats to an art student, a patient of his. She tells him she is learning art history. Dalrymple asks what she is learning. ‘Roy Lichtenstein,’ she says.