Printmaking was integral to Lichtenstein’s practice and he played an active role in the renaissance of American printmaking in the 1960s. Throughout his career he created some 350 printed works, primarily with imagery and motifs that echoed his work in painting. This printwork was part of a portfolio created as an observance of the Bicentennial of the United States (1776-1976), and in keeping with the celebratory tributes, is an eruption of colour and motion. The work is typical of Lichtenstein’s output, characterised by a highly simplified colour scheme, stylised forms and black outlines.
|Medium||Lithograph with silkscreen|
|Dimensions||76 x 56.7 cm Framed: 88 x 67.5 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: The Novak/O'Doherty Collection at IMMA Gift, The American Ireland Fund, 2014|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
American artist Roy Lichtenstein studied at the Art Students League. He was conscripted to the US Army during World War II, after which he attended Ohio State University. In the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, Lichtenstein became a leading figure in the Pop Art movement. A major travelling retrospective of his work took place at the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Tate Modern, London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris between 2012 and 2013.View Artist
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