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Lot 0558
Lichtenstein Lithograph for Leo Castelli Gallery Exhibition "Stepping Out". The American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein is best recognised for his reworking of cartoon and comic illustration. His prints and paintings bear a particularly interesting relationship to print history, in that he makes prominent use of a magnified version of cheap commercial printing, which has a very particular quality and character. The images are from comic books, but expanded in such a way that they both glorify and underscore the kitsch quality of the popular romantic narrative. The Ben day process, in which a screen of coloured dots is used to provide texture and shading, forms a prominent part of the image, as do the speech bubbles, flat primary colours (very often red and yellow) and thick black lettering and outlines.

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