This signed screen print from 2011 is a limited edition of 150 from Invader’s Rubikcubism series. The print shows a colourful comic-like scene portraying a beautiful woman holding a phone, a white vignette by her head reading ‘Ohh Alright’. Invader presents this image without context, the narrative flow incomplete. The solitary, emblematic figure leaves the viewer guessing as to why she looks so discouraged, as she mutters into the phone clutched at her ear.
The print represents Invader’s rendition of and homage to the father of Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein, whose own version of Ohh Alright held the record for the highest auction price for a Lichtenstein painting ever achieved, selling for a total of £26.7 millions in 2010 at Christie’s New York. The scene depicted by Lichtenstein and then Invader is taken from the June 1963 edition of Secret Hearts by Arleigh Publishing Corp., a comic book published for the burgeoning Post-War teenage market. The painting illustrates the comic styling of his most celebrated period of artistic production, the scene being at once humorous and serious. According to different scholars, Lichtenstein’s painting forms part of the much-admired cast of dreamgirls that saw Lichtenstein attain international prominence as one of America's most exciting artists.
After tributing Andy Warhol and his Marilyn series, it was only a matter of time before Invader engaged once again with the world of Pop Art. After all, if there is one thing all three artists share, is an unbridled love for popular culture.