IN THE 1960s art went pop — and American artist Roy Lichtenstein was at the forefront of the movement.

The Arts Society Isle of Wight will host a lecture at Quay Arts next Thursday (March 21), entitled Why Roy Lichtenstein Matters.

Along with artists including Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, he changed the way people saw art — and the very idea of what art could be.

Lecturer Kate Aspinall, an art historian, writer and artist who previously worked for the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, will explore his use of parody, popular advertising and the comic book style to produce precise, industrial compositions.

The lecture will start at 7.30pm. Tickets will be available on the door.