The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of March 2, 2024

Crying Girl

Crying Girl

(American, 1923–1997)
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.)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
Catalogue raisonné: Corlett, II.1
Location: not on view


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.
  • A Lasting Impression: Gifts of the Print Club of Cleveland. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (May 5-September 22, 2019).
  • {{cite web|title=Crying Girl|url=false|author=Roy Lichtenstein, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York|year=1963|access-date=02 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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