Apr 4, 2017

Crying Girl

Crying Girl


Roy Lichtenstein Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

(American, 1923–1997)

Offset lithograph

Support: Lightweight, off-white wove paper

Sheet: 45.8 x 61 cm (18 1/16 x 24 in.); Image: 44 x 59 cm (17 5/16 x 23 1/4 in.)

Gift of Harvey and Penelope D. Buchanan in memory of Edward B. Henning and in honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Print Club of Cleveland 1994.193

Catalogue raisonné: Corlett, II.1

Edition: unknown



At the time Roy Lichtenstein made this print, offset lithography was a commercial process and was not used for artworks, but it appealed to his interest in blurring the boundaries between “lowbrow” and fine art. The technique complemented his use of imagery from American popular culture, such as this woman cropped from a comic strip. Lichtenstein gave the work a mass-produced aesthetic by enlarging and prominently featuring the regular pattern of dots that characterize offset printing.

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