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House III

Modern and Contemporary Art
House III

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House III

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Roy Lichtenstein
American, 1923–1997

Date

1997, fabricated 2002

Medium

Painted aluminum

Accession #

2003.65

Dimensions

157 x 210 x 60 inches

Location

On View - Outdoors

Description

Among Pop icon Roy Lichtenstein’s last subjects was the image of the suburban American home. The smaller-than-life sculpture House III evolved from Lichtenstein’s large-scale Interior paintings of the early 1990s and from work that revived his interest in playing with perspective. Exploring inverted perspective and symbolically complex messages of housing and shelter, the corner of the piece appears to project forward toward the viewer. However, by walking around the work one sees that the corner actually recedes and that the eye has been fooled.

Credit

Gift of John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods in honor of its company members

Image Copyright

© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein


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