Foot and Hand

(American, 1923–1997)
Support: White wove paper
Sheet: 43.8 x 54.6 cm (17 1/4 x 21 1/2 in.); Image: 42.5 x 53.3 cm (16 3/4 x 21 in.)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
Catalogue raisonné: Corlett, II.4
Edition: 300, plus unknown number of unnumbered proofs
Location: not on view
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Pop Art, which dominated the 1960s, is based on the imagery of everyday life. Lichtenstein described our bland, consumer society by culling subject matter from the most banal sources and using what had been considered commercial techniques like offset lithography. Lichtenstein adapted both the vernacular subjects and mechanical, Ben-Day dot style of comics, purposely recalling commercial, mass-produced illustration. He commented, "I'm interested in portraying a sort of anti-sensibility that pervades society and a kind of gross oversimplification."
Foot and Hand

Foot and Hand


Roy Lichtenstein, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

(American, 1923–1997)
America, 20th century

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