Explosion


Artist
Roy Lichtenstein (American, October 27 1923 – September 30 1997)
Date
1967
Medium
Screenprint
Dimensions
Sheet : 22 x 17 in. (55.88 x 43.18 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of the Holland City Council for the Arts
Object Number
1970.2.8

Label
Roy Lichtenstein was a leading figure in the American Pop Art movement. He is best known for using the style and imagery of popular comic books to comment on serious social and political issues. Lichtenstein created this print for a multi-artist portfolio published by the Hollander Workshop in New York. The dramatic image of a mid-air explosion is one of many Lichtenstein created during the Vietnam War-era to criticize the celebration of war and violence in American society.

Object Type
Print
Academic Themes
War and Peace