Bull-2 Roy Lichtenstein, Bull I, Bull II, Bull III, Bull IV, Bull V, Bull VI, 1973.

Roy Lichtenstein


Chosen by: Douglas Coupland, Artist

“This series of six prints hung in a stairwell of the former Vancouver Art Gallery down Georgia Street to the west. I remember taking the bus to visit the Gallery in… 1975? 1976? … and seeing them stopped me cold. It was like seeing the inside of my head, except it was outside my head plus, it was some other person’s way of seeing. I guess it made me feel a) not alone in the world, and b) like a member of a secret society of people who shared a common vision. I also saw the ten Warhol Marilyns that same trip, and when I left the building I really was a different person. It was a great trip.”


Roy Lichtenstein, Bull I, Bull II, Bull III, Bull IV, Bull V, Bull VI, 1973. Linocut on paper. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Permanent Collection Fund. Photo: Henri Robideau, Vancouver Art Gallery

Douglas Coupland is an artist and writer. Most recently, his work was part of the Gallery’s exhibition In Dialogue with Carr. 

One Comment

  1. John M.

    I never knew the Vancouver Art Gallery had Roy Lichtenstein’s work in its collection; it would be nice to see this set on display again.

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