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Posters by pop art master Roy Lichtenstein go on display in Spain's capital

Madrid, Oct 3 (efe-epa).- An exhibition bringing together posters by Roy Lichtenstein was getting ready to open its doors in the Spanish capital Wednesday and would be offering visitors a chance to glimpse some of the pop art icon's most famous artwork.

"Roy Lichtenstein. Posters," brings together 76 large-format posters by the United States artist at the exhibition space of the Canal Foundation in Madrid, which has been given an urban street aesthetic with the pieces hanging on fencing and construction panels.

Lichtenstein, a giant of the pop art scene alongside Andy Warhol, is renowned for his bold cartoonish posters that make use of bold dotted patterns, thick lines and block colors.

It was impossible to know just many of his posters were in existence, as they were folded and given out to people for free, according to curator Jürgen Döring.

In the 1960s, his posters used to adorn the walls and fences of cities like New York and Paris.

Lichtenstein's posters now had a value of between 200-30,000 euros ($230-34,642), depending on when they were produced, Döring said.

The exhibit is split up into six parts, the pieces are grouped by subject or reason for their commissioning, such as "posters for museum exhibitions."

The show opens to the public on Oct. 4 and runs until Jan. 5.

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