Roy Lichtenstein Dinnerware Set
This limited-edition dinnerware set designed by Roy Lichtenstein was produced in collaboration with the Art Production Fund and the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Originally released in partnership with Barneys New York in 2013, the six pieces—dinner plate, salad plate, bread and butter plate, soup bowl, cup, and saucer—are based on the artist’s 1966 design for dinnerware made by Jackson China for the Durable Dish Company and sold by Leo Castelli Gallery. Lichtenstein had begun working in ceramics in 1964, when he started collaborating with ceramicist Ka Kwong Hui, then a colleague at Rutgers, on a series of ceramic sculptures, including dishes, stacked cups, and teapots.
Featuring the artist’s iconic Benday dot designs, this functional set extends his commentary on images from popular culture into the domestic realm, paying homage to American consumerism. Casey Fremont, director of the Art Production Fund, described the projects produced by the organization as “an extension of the idea of public art” that allow people to become familiar with an artist’s work by living with it.