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Yellow Vase

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Yellow Vase

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Roy Lichtenstein
American, 1923–1997

Date

1991

Medium

Lithograph, woodcut, and screenprint

Accession #

2011.125

Dimensions

49 5/8 x 78 1/2 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Unlike most print series, Roy Lichtenstein’s Interior Series preceded rather than followed his paintings of similar subjects. The works are based on advertisements, most of which Lichtenstein cut from the Yellow Pages. Like Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and other artists of his generation, printmaking was central to Lichtenstein’s career and was directly tied his painting and sculpture. The artist’s signature use of Ben-Day dots attains full humorous impact in his fine-art prints, as they traditionally disclose the use of cheap printing techniques.

Credit

The Lenore and Burton Gold Collection of 20th-Century Art

Image Copyright

© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein / Gemini G.E.L.