Size: 30 x 27 inches
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein
An exhibition poster for a show held at Yale University Art Gallery in 1991. In "Blam," Lichtenstein uses the conventions of comic book art, where the force of an explosion is shown in brightly-coloured letters and drama is seen in playful Ben-Day dots. The dots appeared in old comic books as a result of a cheaper printing process where circles of colour were arranged to form images. Lichtenstein would enlarge these dots, making them visible from a distance. They became a major aesthetic component of the work, and in turn his use of them is now seen as a hallmark of his style.
Roy Lichtenstein began producing Pop Art paintings--based on the imagery of consumerism and popular culture--in the early 1960s, and he is most often associated with paintings and prints based on comic strips. When once asked how he selected his images, Lichtenstein explained, "I go through comic books looking for material which seems to hold possibilities for painting, both in its visual impact and the impact of its written message... I try to take messages which are kind of universal or, in a way, either completely meaningless or so involved that they become ludicrous."
Unlined and in excellent condition, this poster would be perfect for any bedroom, bathroom, or even kitchen!