Roy Lichtenstein

Reflections on Crash

About this artwork

In this print, Lichtenstein returned to the kind of imagery he had first used in the 1960s. He never made a painting of its subject – instead, it is the type of image Lichtenstein might have made twenty-five years earlier, now seen through a printed frame, complete with representations of reflections on its glazing. Perhaps to strengthen this idea, Lichtenstein has maintained his characteristic Pop Art palette of primary colours (red, yellow, blue) for the image of the war scene, only introducing orange and green into the images of reflections. The war scene is from a comic book about the Second World War entitled ‘Our Army at War’, from February 1964.

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  • title:
    Reflections on Crash
  • accession number:
    AL00368
  • artist:
    Roy LichtensteinAmerican (1923 - 1997)
  • gallery:
  • object type:
  • materials:
    Lithograph, screenprint on paper and metalised PVC on paper
  • date created:
    1990
  • measurements:
    150.20 x 190.50 cm
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Collection 2015
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2017.
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein