After a remarkable 2012, art in Britain is set to have an equally exciting 2013 as The Tate announce an exciting programme headed by two very different artists.
One of the biggest collections of LS Lowry's work since his death in 1976 is to be staged by Tate Britain next year.
The exhibition will feature around 80 of the painter's landscapes, mainly simplistic depictions of life in north-west England with his distinctive "matchstick" figures.
Also featuring in the 2013 Tate exhibition calendar will be a large retrospective of the pop artist Roy Lichtenstein
The Tate Modern exhibition, to be staged in February, will include 125 works by the painter, best known for his comic strip-style canvases.
The Lowry display takes place next June with works from the Tate's own collection along with "significant" loans.
Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life is said to be the first major exhibition at a public institution since the death of the painter of everyday scenes.
Works will include Coming Out Of School (1927) and The Pond (1950) and curators will aim to show the influence of French traditions on his work.
Lichtenstein's exhibition will feature such well-known works as Drowning Girl and Whaam!, both dating from 1963.
The programme also sees major collections of work by Marc Chagall, Gary Hume and Paul Klee next year at the various Tate galleries.