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Roy Lichtenstein, House I (Red Horse) Roy Lichtenstein
American, 1923-1997
House I, 1996/1998
fabricated and painted aluminum
Gift of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation 1998.147.1

Roy Lichtenstein is best known for the pop paintings based on advertisements and comic strips that he made in the 1960s. He also produced a significant body of sculpture, including large-scale works designed for the outdoors. House I incorporates the hallmarks of the artist's style: crisp, elemental drawing, heavy black outlines, and a palette based on primary colors. Whereas most of the artist's sculpture approximates freestanding paintings in relief rather than volumetric structures in the round, some of his late sculpture, such as House I, exploits the illusionistic effects of a third dimension. The side of the house at once projects toward the viewer while appearing to recede into space.next-arrow(15 of 17)next-arrow


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