Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997), American
PYRAMID, 1968 [CORLETT, 62]
Colour screenprint on board; signed and numbered to the underside “R. Lichtenstein, 78/300” in pencil (approximately 50 - 100 impressions were released). Printed by Fine Creations Inc. Published by Roy Lichtenstein.
14.2" x 19.7" x 19.7" — 36.1 x 50 x 50 cm.
Influenced by architecture in its many forms, from interior spaces to the Manhattan skyline, Roy Lichtenstein was equally taken by the world’s most unique monuments such as Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza. His iconic use of the Benday dot, and in particular the motifs of yellow and black dots that suggest shading, Pyramid, 1968 springs to life with realistic zeal and comic book-like appeal. Inspired by a common tourist photograph, Lichtenstein created a series of paintings and prints featuring the Giza pyramids presented with his own flair, challenging the notion that representational art should reflect physical reality and must therefore be bound by traditional rules.
Private Collection, Toronto