Roy Lichtenstein / Brushstrokes / 1967Roy Lichtenstein

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Creator Name: Lichtenstein, Roy
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1923 - 1997
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Roy Lichtenstein
Title: Brushstrokes
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1967
Creation End Date: 1967
Creation Date: 1967
Object Type: Prints
Materials and Techniques: color screenprint
Dimensions: H.22 x W.30 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: P.84.42
Credit Line: Gift of Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom in memory of Edward and Irene Hillstrom

Perhaps more than any of Lichtenstein's motifs, the brushstroke, as seen in this color screenprint of 1967, has itself become an icon of his art. Parodying the painterly gesture associated with Abstract Expressionism, the artist represents the brushstroke--the principal signature of the artist--as an object in its own right, floating it against a field of colored dots. Lichtenstein's print mimics the photomechanical printing methods commonly used to produce comic strips, underscoring Pop's preference for the impersonal and machine-made image.

AMICA ID: MIA_.P.84.42
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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