Haystacks #3

  • Roy Lichtenstein, Haystacks #3, 1969, color lithograph and screenprint on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, Museum purchase, 1969.71.2

Exhibition Label
In the 1890s, impressionist painter Claude Monet painted a series of works showing changes of natural light on fields of haystacks. By the time pop art emerged in the 1960s, these well-known paintings existed in the popular imagination as clichés. The dot pattern in Lichtenstein’s print alludes to Ben Day dots--- the basis of half-tone printing. Lichtenstein co-opted this technique, used to reproduce art historical tomes as well as the newspaper comics of mass culture, and archly implied that endlessly cloning works of art may popularize and, by extension, trivialize them.


Pop Art Prints, 2014
Title
Haystacks #3
Artist
Printer
Date
1969
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image: 13 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (34.3 x 59.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums Description
color lithograph and screenprint on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape
Object Number
1969.71.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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