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Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923 -1997) "Girl in Window" (Study for World's Fair Mural - 1963) Done in the contemporary Pop Art style of Modern Artist Lichtenstein, this work of art is a hand drawn mixed media (pastel and gouache) on paper, with the artist's name hand signed at the bottom. The image depicts a laughing young woman, brown hair swept up in a gust of wind that tousles the white curtains in the window as she leans through it. Her hands are uplifted and her eyes closed in this sweet moment of forgotten cares. The unframed piece measures approximately 8.25" x 11.75." In 1963, architect Philip Johnson commissioned Lichtenstein to paint a panel for the New York State Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. The 20-foot mural was installed on the outside of Johnson's circular Theaterama building. The Oil and Magna on plywood work is in the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, Minneapolis. There is also a 68" x 56" oil and acrylic on canvas of "Girl in Window" at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York that was the study for the World's Fair mural. Executed in flat areas of color and Ben Day dots (a technique that mimics commercial printing and that marked his signature Pop style,) Lichtenstein depicted the smiling girl as if she was emerging through an open window from inside the building.

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