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Print - Crying woman
  • Crying woman
    Lichtenstein, Roy, born 1923 - died 1997
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Crying woman

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    1963 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lichtenstein, Roy, born 1923 - died 1997 (artist)
    Leo Castelli (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.366-1964

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LP, shelf 19

Lichtenstein famously used the formula of the Ben Day dot, a method of colouring printed illustrations by overlaying small coloured dots in regular formations to produce colour and tonal variation. This was a formula used to produce colour illustrations in cheap popular comics and magazines, and in advertising and packaging. Lichtenstein appropriated and enlarged the pattern to create images which appear to both parody and celebrate contemporary life, industrial and consumer culture.

Date

1963 (published)

Artist/maker

Lichtenstein, Roy, born 1923 - died 1997 (artist)
Leo Castelli (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Lichtenstein
signed in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 45.8 cm sheet, Width: 60.9 cm sheet, Height: 438 mm printed surface, Width: 590 mm printed surface

Descriptive line

Roy Lichtenstein: Crying woman. 1963. Lithograph

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1964

Subjects depicted

Sorrow; Parody

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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