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Roy Lichtenstein Lithograph "Aspen Winter Jazz". 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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