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Roy Lichtenstein

“If any single artist can be said to epitomize Pop art, it is Roy Lichtenstein,” states this survey of the artist’s work of the 1960s. The book details his famous and influential use of blowups of comic book frames using mechanical lines, flat primary colors, and Benday dots, and illustrates various bodies of work from the period including his playful reinterpretations of popular masterpieces by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and other artists, as well as his graphic variations on 1930s Art Deco.

Housed in a clamshell box, the catalogue features more than 180 reproductions, including paintings, sculptures, graphics, and multiples, as well as an introductory essay by Diane Waldman, then associate curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and an interview between Waldman and the artist. “I suppose the strength of a comic, when it is blown up and when you look at it closely and its possibilities,” Lichtenstein suggests, “became a ready-made way of doing everything I wanted to do.”

Publisher: Abrams, New York
Publication date: 1971
Contributors: Roy Lichtenstein, Diane Waldman
Format: Cloth hardcover in dust jacket
Dimensions: Book: 12 1/4 × 12 1/2 inches (31.1 × 31.8 cm); Box: 13 1/8 × 13 1/8 × 1 7/8 inches (33.3 × 33.3 × 4.8 cm)
Pages: 248
Language: English
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 810902567


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