Virtual Interior With Book by Roy Lichtenstein

Virtual Interior With Book by Roy Lichtenstein

In the Interior Series by Roy Lichtenstein, Lichtenstein integrates the readymade quality of mundane objects while employing a painterly gesture infused with thick contours, bold colors, and flat surface planes. The readymade image of the Interior Series reflects Lichtenstein’s interest in the paradox between fine art and design.




23 x 18 Inches




Edition of 100 plus 25 AP




Virtual Interior With Book by Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein takes a modernist perspective of the picture plane by utilizing a method of commercial design through comic strips and advertisement. Lichtenstein integrates the readymade quality of screen prints and integrates a painterly gesture with the use of thick lines, flat surface planes, and obscured perspective.

Unlike with most print series, the prints of the Interior Series by Roy Lichtenstein preceded, rather than followed, the paintings of similar subjects. Roy Lichtenstein’s Interiors are based on advertisements, most of which Roy Lichtenstein cut from the Yellow Pages.


Roy Lichtenstein was a pop art painter whose works, in a style derived from comic strips, portray the trivialization of culture endemic in contemporary American life. Using bright, strident colors and techniques borrowed from the printing industry, he ironically incorporates mass-produced emotions and objects into highly sophisticated references to art history. He was one of the first American Pop artists to achieve widespread renown, and he became a lightning rod for criticism of the movement. Born in New York City in 1923, Lichtenstein studied briefly at the Art Students League, then enrolled at Ohio State University. After serving in the army from 1943 to 1946, he returned to Ohio State to get a master’s degree and to teach.

Primary colors–red, yellow and blue, heavily outlined in black–became his favorites. Occasionally he used green. Instead of shades of color, he used the benday dot, a method by which an image is created, and its density of tone modulated in printing. Sometimes he selected a comic-strip scene, recomposed it, projected it onto his canvas and stenciled in the dots. “I want my painting to look as if it had been programmed,” Lichtenstein explained.

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