When Roy Lichtenstein started basing his paintings on comics, in 1961, he became a founder of pop art. Now, 15 years after his death, the Art Institute of Chicago is launching a full-career survey. The works in this gallery show that there's more to Lichtenstein than cheery colors and dots. I argue that he captured the way our entire reality has come to be based on the images we see. His dots are just symbols of the larger world of print (and pixels) we live in.
– Blake Gopnik