Monday, 28 May 2018

Roy Lichtenstein - part 3

1964 Roy Lichtenstein In his studio at 36 West 26th Street, New York
© Ken Heyman

Roy Lichtenstein ( October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997 ) was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parody. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. He described pop art as "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting". His paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City.

For a more detailed biography see part 1, and for earlier works see parts 1 and 2 also.

This is part 3 of a 20-part series on the works of Roy Lichtenstein (works 1961-1963):



1961 Emeralds
oil on canvas 172.7 x 172.7 cm

1961 Handshake
oil on canvas 81.3 x 147.3 cm

1961 Original comic strip
"I Can See the Whole Room!… And There's Nobody In It!"
from "Comics, Adventures & Superheroes August 1961
( see Lichtenstein version below )

1961 I Can See the Whole Room!… And There's Nobody In It!
oil and graphite pencil pencil on canvas 121.9 x 121.9 cm

1961 Look Mickey
oil on canvas 121.9 x 175.3 cm

1961 Mr. Bellamy
oil on canvas 143.5 x 108 cm

1961 Popeye
oil on canvas 106.7 x 142.2 cm

1961 Step-on Can with Leg
oil on canvas ( diptych 82.6 x 67.3 cm each canvas )

1961 The Engagement Ring
oil on canvas 172.1 x 201.9 cm

1961 The Kiss
oil on canvas 203.2 x 172.7 cm

1961 Wimpey ( Tweet )
oil on canvas 41 x 51 cm

1962 Aloha
oil on canvas 172.7 x 172.7 cm

1962 ART

1962 Blam
oil on canvas 172.7 x 203.2 cm

1962 Original comic strip  "All American Men of War No.90"
( see Lichtenstein versions below )

1962 Bratatat!
frottage and graphite on paper 51.4 x 41.3 cm

1962 Bratatat!
oil on canvas 116.8 x 86.4 cm


Original comic strip
All American Men of War No.89 1962
( see Lichtenstein version below )

1962 Brattata
oil on canvas 106.7 x 106.7 cm

1962 George Washington
magna* on canvas 129.5 x 96.5 cm
( see below )

1962 George Washington by Gilbert Stuart
oil on canvas 73.5 x 61.1 cm
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

*MAGNA
Lichtenstein employed Magna rather than oil on a lot of his paintings as it was probably more suited for the style he employed.

Magna is the brand name of an acrylic resin paint, developed by Leonard Bocour and sold by Bocour Artist Colors, Inc. in 1947. It is very different from modern acrylic paint, as it is composed of pigments ground in an acrylic resin brought into emulsion through the use of solvents.

1962 IN
oil on canvas 142.2 x 172.7 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1962 Live Ammo ( Blang )
oil on canvas 172.1 x 203.2 cm

1962 Masterpiece
137 x 137 cm


1962 Portrait of Madame Cézanne
magna on canvas 172 x 142.2 cm
( based on the diagram below )

Earl Loran's diagram of Madame Cezanne 1943
University of California Press
( see original below )

1962 Portrait of Madame Cézanne by Paul Cézanne
oil on canvas 92.6 x 72.9 cm
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

1962 Spray
oil on canvas 172.7 x 91.4 cm
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany

1962 Takka Takka
oil on canvas 142.2 x 172.7 cm

1962 Tex!
oil on canvas 172.7 x 203.2 cm

1962 The Ring ( Engagement )
oil on canvas 121.9 x 177.8 cm

1962 The Rings
oil on canvas 35.6 x 35.6 cm

1962 Ziing!
oil on canvas 20.3 x 30.5 cm

1963 Crak!
offset lithograph on white wove paper 48.9 x 70.2 cm
( see below )


Original comic strip

1963 Crying Girl
lithograph 45.9 x 60.8 cm
de Young / Legion of Honour Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1963 Drowning Girl
oil on canvas 172 x 172 cm

1963 Fastest Gun
magna on canvas 91.4 x 172.7 cm

1963 Femme d'Alger
oil on canvas 203.2 x 172.7 cm

1963 Femme Dans Un Fauteuil
magna on canvas 172.7 x 121.9 cm
( after Pablo Picasso - see below )

1941 Femme Assise dans un Fauteuil by Pablo Picasso

1963 Girl and Spray Can
plates on pp 118-119 in the book One Cent Life ( 1964 )
lithograph 41.5 x 30.3
de Young - Legion of Honour Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA


Original comic strip from Loose Comics

( see Lichtenstein version below )

1963 Girl at Piano
oil and magna on canvas 172 x 121.9 cm

1963 Hot Dog with Mustard
magna on canvas 45.7 x 121.9 cm

1963 Image Duplicator
magna on canvas 61 x 50.8 cm

1961 Original comic strip from Romance N.78
( see Lichtenstein version below )

1963 In the Car
oil and magna on canvas 76.2 x 101.6 cm

1963 Mustard on White
magma on pexiglass 61 x 81.3 cm

1961 Original comic strip from Falling in Love N.41

( see Lichtenstein version below )

1963 Thinking of Him
magna on canvas 172.7 x 172.7 cm

1962 Original comic strip from Our Fighting Forces No.71
( see Lichtenstein version below )

1963 Torpedo… Los!
oil on canvas 127.7 x 203.2 cm

1962 Original comic strip from Our Fighting Forces No.71

1963 Varoom!
magna on canvas 142.2 x 142.2 cm
The John and Kimiko Powers Collection

1963 Sketch for "Whaam"
graphite on paper 14.9 x 30.5 cm
Tate, London

1963 Whaam!
acrylic and oil on canvas 172.7 x 406.4 cm
Tate, London
 

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