Friday, 25 May 2018

Roy Lichtenstein - part 2


c1949 Roy Lichtenstein in Columbus, Ohio

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 and for earlier works, see part 1 also.

This is part 2 of a 20-part series on the works of Roy Lichtenstein (works 1953-1961):


1953 Device with Crank
oil on wood 29.8 x 45.7 cm

1953 Hell's Angels
oil on canvas 61 x 91.4 cm

1953 Indian with Pipe
oil on canvas 35.6 x 30.5 cm

1953 Roping the Brahman
oil on canvas 61 x 32 cm

1953 The Capture of Roanoke Island
oil on canvas 91.5 x 106.7 cm

1953 The Heavier-than-Air Machine ( The Flying Machine )
woodcut on Japan paper 42.6 x 52.4 cm

1953 Two Indians, Two Seminoles
oil on canvas 45.7 x 61 cm

1953 Weatherford Surrenders to Jackson
oil on canvas 106.7 x 127 cm

1954 ( Locomotive )
oil on canvas 101.6 x 127 cm

1954 Blueprint
oil on canvas 55 x 75 cm

1954 Eccentric Cam
oil on canvas 30.5 x 40.6 cm

1954 Mechanism, Cross Section
oil on canvas 101.6 x 138.2 cm

1954 The Valve
 oil on canvas 51 x 40 cm

1955 ( Assemblage )
oil on canvas, canvas, laminated wood, string, wood battens and screws 81.9 x 46.4 x 3.2 cm

1955 ( Picture without a Frame )
pasteboard, paper, canvas, wood, screws, glue and thread 61 x 52 cm

1955 ( Untitled )
canvas, painted, laminated wood, wood battens, screws 70.5 x 85.5 cm

1955 Untitled
 oil on canvas 45.1 x 40 cm

1956 A Bad Treaty
oil and charcoal / grease on canvas 142.2 x 105.4 cm

1956 Indian, Tepee and Canoe
oil on canvas 76.2 x 101.6 cm

1956 The Bad Man
oil on canvas 40.5 x 30.5 cm

1956 The Charge of the Light Brigade
oil on canvas 106.7 x 152.4 cm

1956 The Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, after Frank B. Mayer 1851
oil on canvas 71.1 x 106.7 cm
( see below )

1885 The Treaty of Traverse des Sioux by Frank B. Mayer

1957 A Lady
oil on canvas 81.3 x 61 cm

1957 Gallant Scene I
oil on canvas 61 x 91.5 cm

1957 Gallant Scene II
 oil on canvas 118.1 x 168.3 cm

1957 Illustration for Polemic Magazine
woodcut on mulberry paper 18.1 x 26 cm

1957 Reclining Shepherdess
oil on canvas 127 x 101.6 cm

1957 The Cowboy ( Blue )
oil on canvas 40.7 x 30.5 cm

1958 ( Composition )
oil on canvas 76.4 x 91.4 cm

1958 Mickey Mouse I
pastel and India ink on paper 48.6 x 63.5 cm

1958 Mickey Mouse II
India ink on paper 52.4 x 47.6 cm

1958 Untitled
oil on canvas 61 x 50.8 cm

1958 Untitled
 oil on canvas 61 x 86.4 cm

1958 Untitled
oil on canvas 86.5 x 71.3 cm

1958 Untitled
oil on canvas 106.8 x 142.2 cm

1959 Abstraction - Untitled Drawing
gouache and pastel on paper 48.6 x 63.2 cm

1959 Abstraction - Untitled Drawing
pastel and gouache on paper 24.1 x 34.6 cm

1959 Composition
oil on canvas 61 x 51.4 cm

1959 Untitled
oil on canvas 40.6 x 66 cm

1959 Untitled
oil on canvas 86.4 x 71.1 cm

1959 Untitled
oil on canvas 141.9 x 107 cm

1959 Untitled
oil on canvas 174.6 x 121.3 cm

1959 Untitled
oil on linen 45.6 x 50.7 cm

1959 Variations #7
oil on canvas 121.9 x 152.4 cm

1960 Untitled
gouache on paper 61 x 45.7 cm
1960 Untitled
oil on canvas 86.5 x 55.9 cm

1960 Untitled
oil on canvas 116.8 x 170.2 cm

1960 Untitled
oil on canvas 121.9 x 152.4 cm

1960 Untitled
oil on canvas 121.9 x 178 cm

1960 Untitled
oil on canvas 122.6 x 177.8 cm

1960 Untitled
oil on canvas 122.6 x 177.8 cm


At this point we see Lichtenstein's transition into "Pop Art."  The point where he became mainstream within the Pop Art movement:

1961 10 Cents
gouache on paper 56.5 x 76.5 cm

1961 Bread in Bag
 oil on canvas ( Two Panels ) 72.4 x 144.8 cm

1961 Cup of Coffee
oil on canvas 51.1 x 40.6 cm