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Signed Print Edition of 200
H 70cm x W 85cm
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Toni Clayton, American Pop & Modern Specialist
Roy Lichtenstein explored many pictorial clichés, natural vistas and topographical graphics throughout his prolific career. The artist resided near the ocean-fronting Hamptons for many years, dreaming up countless experimental landscapes, moonscapes and seascapes. His interpretation of American poet Allen Ginsberg’s work appears in an entirely ‘Lichtensteinian’ way in The New Fall of America
Guild Hall East Hampton Poster from 1980 is a stand-alone print, created for an exhibition held at Guild Hall, a multidisciplinary cultural institution, in East Hampton. The work functions as a riff on Impressionism, German Romanticism, and the Hudson River School. The artist in this print refashions the image of blue skies, puffy white clouds, and vast sandy dunes. He makes his composition as artificial as a naturalistic setting can be, inverting the organic formations through simplistic, mechanical means.
Turning the unrestrained environment on its head, Lichtenstein strives in this print for an orderly existence. The beholder is looking at nature through a window provided by the artist, a framed and confined openness speckled with recognisable features from the outside. In Guild Hall East Hampton, Lichtenstein captures the most poignant shapes and colours, presenting the beholder with an image distilled into a poetic essence.