Roy Lichtenstein

Water Lillies with Cloud

About this artwork

This is from a group of six works that form Lichtenstein’s Water Lilies series which pay homage to the water lily paintings of Impressionist artist Claude Monet (1840-1926). They were made in collaboration with a master printmaker, Donald Saff at his studio, Saff Tech Arts . Working with the printmakers, Lichtenstein was able to realise a swirl motif on stainless steel that he remembered from the metal dashboards of 1920s and 1930s automobiles. As one commentator has explained: ‘At Saff Tech, a method was developed to create the swirls, using a drill press fitted with a rubber end and suspended upside down from the ceiling. Production of the pattern was labour intensive, as each swirl was executed individually.’

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  • artist:
    Roy LichtensteinAmerican (1923 - 1997)
  • title:
    Water Lillies with Cloud
  • date created:
    1992
  • materials:
    Screenprint on enamel on stainless steel
  • measurements:
    166.40 x 113.70 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Collection 2015
  • accession number:
    AL00372
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein