Haystack 5 by Roy Lichtenstein

Haystack Roy Lichtenstein

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Roy Lichtenstein’s brightly coloured, graphic renditions of American consumer culture made him integral to the development of Pop Art. He began incorporating elements of contemporary art theory and popular print media into his artistic appropriations at an early stage of his career.

Lichtenstein repeatedly referenced various traditions of art history, zeroing in on the work of canonised artists. He boldly addressed hierarchical notions pinning high art against low art, critiquing the assumed opposition between original thought and mechanical reproduction.

The artist was infamous for abstracting iconic images and transforming them into new symbols with the tools of his own visual vocabulary. He replicated the Ben Day dot system and added block colouring and stripes to the mix, thereby creating his signature comic book style.

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