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Aug 24, 2012 >> Roy Fever! We’re paying tribute to the comic strip king


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Oh, the (melo)drama! Roy Lichtenstein is, without a doubt, one of the most influential modern artists. His comic-like creations of swooning damsels in utter distress still make us LOL. Basically, he’s the originator of #whitegirlproblems. And the artist is still inspiring fashion designers and fellow artists decades later. (I mean, aren’t we all dying for Phillip Lim’s latest collection?)

Through September 3rd, the Art Institute of Chicago is hosting the Lichtenstein Retrospective. With nearly 200 sculptures, drawings, and paintings, this is the largest group of the artis’s works ever assembled. While we always love to wear art, experiencing the real deal in person doesn’t quite compare. Time is running out, so we suggest you throw on your “KAPOW” T-Shirt and head over to the Art Institute. Here are our picks to re-create the perfect Roy girl—melodrama not included.

ONE >> Black Milk X Jeffrey Campbell’s Lita Fab, $199.95
Boy trouble? These high-heeled boots would show him who’s boss.

TWO >> 3.1 Phillip Lim’s printed cotton and modal-blend T-shirt, $175
Ka-Pow! Throw a bright blazer over this power T to knock out your Friday night!

THREE >> MAC ‘s”Hey, Sailor” Lipglass, $15 
This Americana lipglass will keep “Jeff’s” kisses just for you

FOUR >> MAC’s Nail Lacquer Limited Edition, $16
This nail polish is pop-art color at its finest.

FIVE >> Vince Camuto Colorblock Tweed Dress, $175
Roy color blocked. You should, too. 

SIX >> Native Union Pop Phone Handset, $35
Milk that break-up call for all it’s worth with this handset that plugs into your iPhone. (Bonus points if you opt for a primary color!)

SEVEN >> Benefit Cosmetics’ Rose-tinted lip & cheek stain, $29
Oh, Roy, you make us blush! This rose-tinted lip & cheek stain is the perfect hue for a budding ingenue.

See Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at the Art Institute, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, through September 3. For more information, visit Roy.Artic.Edu.