Description

    ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)
    I Love Liberty, 1982
    Screenprint in colors
    33-5/8 x 21-1/8 inches (85.4 x 53.7 cm) (sight)
    Ed. 52/250
    Signed, dated and numbered in pencil along bottom edge
    Co-published by the artist and People for the American Way, Washington, D.C.

    LITERATURE:
    Corlett 192.

    FROM THE PROPERTY OF THE BELO COLLECTION

    Through the use of Ben-Day dots and graphic styles used by cartoons and newspapers, Roy Lichtenstein co-opted the forms and methodology of low culture, and elevated them to the realm of high art. With I Love Liberty, the revered Pop master breaks down the statue's elemental features into simple lines and blocks of color set against a simple, diagonally-striped background. Lichtenstein flattens out the three-dimensional form of Lady Liberty and crops the image to show only a portion of her face, arm, and aloft torch, creating a compositional tension within the work while simultaneously relaying just enough visual information to communicate the whole idea of the statue itself.




    Condition Report*:

    Sheet appears to be slightly undulating under top edge of mat; possibly very light toning in margins along mat edges; otherwise, no other visible condition issues; not examined outside of frame; framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 43.5 X 30.5 Inches

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