%C2%A9 Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Brushstrokes, 1967

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Among Lichtenstein's recurring subjects, the brushstroke is perhaps his most enduring motif. In a parody of the painterly gesture closely associated with Abstract Expressionism, he presents the brushstroke—the principal 'signature' of the fine artist—as an object in its own right, a visual pun of sorts frozen in time and space. Set against a field of colored dots, Lichtenstein's motif mimics the photomechanical printing methods commonly used to produce comic strips, a reflection of his abiding interest in popular culture and preference for the impersonal and machine-made image.

Artist Life
Accession Number
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (publisher); Walker Art Center, Museum Shop, Minneapolis, sold to Hillstrom, 1967; Rev. Richard L. Hillstrom, St. Paul, 1967-1984; given to MIA.
Catalogue Raisonne
Corlett 45
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