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Reverie, from the portfolio 11 Pop Artists, Volume II

1965 Roy Lichtenstein Born: New York, New York 1923 Died: New York, New York 1997 color screenprint on paper image: 27 1/8 x 23 in. (68.9 x 58.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Philip Morris Incorporated © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein 1966.29.15 Not currently on view


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Like other pop artists, Roy Lichtenstein hoped to eliminate the distinction between "high" and "low" art. He drew inspiration from cartoons and advertisements, adopted the look of mechanical processes, and often borrowed images directly from comic strips. In Reverie's single frame, black outlines define fields of dots that mimic commercial half-tone printing, making a punchy and accessible image of a lovelorn songstress.

Pop Art Prints, 2014

Keywords

Cartoon - comics

Figure female - head

Object - other - microphone

Object - written matter

Performing arts - music - voice

graphic arts - print

paper

screenprint - color