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Red Barn

Red Barn
Signed Print

Roy Lichtenstein

Screenprint, 1969
Signed Print Edition of 250
H 37cm x W 43cm

Critical Review

Stylised and purified, Lichtenstein refashions his rural subject matter in a remarkably economical manner. Nestled amid lush green vegetation and winding dirt roads, his crimson barn is a striking and dramatic addition to the scenery. Its sharply pitched roof and towering silo are boldly silhouetted against the vagrant cloud formation hovering above it. Lichtenstein couples an unembellished facade with partially outlined windows and subtle recesses for doorways. The artist supplies dimensionality to the flat picture plane by coating the sides of the building in dark shadows.

Red Barn zeroes in on the most important visual aspects of the landscape and the architectural structure. The composition undermines illusionism by the means of abstraction, affirming Lichtenstein’s mastery of decoding images and signs. His choice of genre, as well as his simplified style, serve to obscure the imagery in a way that makes it both accessible and unplaceable.