"Repeated Design /// Pop Art" by Roy Lichtenstein, created in New York in 1969, is a vibrant and visually striking piece that epitomizes the artist's iconic style. Set against a bold yellow background, Lichtenstein employs his signature comic book-inspired aesthetic to create a dynamic composition filled with abstract geometric shapes and repeated patterns.
The artwork features bold, black outlines that define the various elements of the composition, evoking a sense of graphic clarity and precision. Lichtenstein's use of primary colors and simple forms imbues the piece with a sense of accessibility and immediacy, characteristic of the Pop Art movement.
Through his meticulous arrangement of shapes and colors, Lichtenstein invites viewers to explore the interplay between abstraction and representation, as well as the intersection of popular culture and high art. "Repeated Design /// Pop Art" serves as a testament to Lichtenstein's enduring influence on contemporary art and his ability to transform everyday imagery into iconic works of visual expression.
About The Artist:
American artist Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York City on October 27, 1923, and grew up on Manhattan's Upper West Side. In the 1960s, Lichtenstein became a leading figure of the new Pop Art movement. Inspired by advertisements and comic strips, Lichtenstein's bright, graphic works parodied American popular culture and the art world itself. He died in New York City on September 29, 1997.
Lichtenstein was committed to his art until the end of his life, often spending at least 10 hours a day in his studio. His work was acquired by major museum collections around the world, and he received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the National Medal of Arts in 1995. In 2013 the painting "Woman with Flowered Hat" set another record at $56.1 million as it was purchased by British jeweller Laurence Graff from American investor Ronald O. Perelman. This was topped in November of 2015 by the sale of "Nurse" for 95.4 million dollars at Christie's auction.
Notes: Provenance: private collection - Detroit, MI, acquired from an art gallery in New York, NY; likely private collection - New York, NY, acquired from DeLind Fine Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI retaining their original gallery label on verso. Printed in 2 colors: yellow and black. Collaboration: Michel Tabard (printing); Paul Valette (proofing). As Henri Zerner ((1975), 15) has indicated, this print is also known as "Modern Triptych" or "Modern Print I". - Corlett page 110. Art Dealer William DeLind operated DeLind Fine Art Gallery in downtown Milwaukee, WI since 1969 carrying local Wisconsin artists such as Arnold Alaniz, Althea Jones, Roland Poska, Spicuzza, Terry Doughty, and Aaron Bohrod and also international artists such as Edgar Chahine, Paul César Helleu, Alméry Lobel-Riche, Jules Cheret, and Louis Fortuney. He would close the gallery in 2015 only to subsequently open a new business, DeLind Fine Art Appraisals, as well in Milwaukee, WI, operating strictly as an art appraiser.