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Artist's Studio "Foot Medication"

A work made of oil and magna on canvas.
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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  • A work made of oil and magna on canvas.




Roy Lichtenstein
American, 1923–1997

About this artwork

By the 1970s, Roy Lichtenstein’s comic-book style of painting had become his trademark. While he had adapted his early compositions from actual comic books, here Lichtenstein rather referred to an art historical rather than a pop culture source: Henri Matisse’s Red Studio (1911; Museum of Modern Art, New York), which features Matisse’s canvases casually set around a room. Into this flattened studio space Lichtenstein similarly inserted whole or partial versions of his own real and imagined artworks across a range of subject matter, including geometric abstraction. This painting’s title calls out the 1962 print Foot Medication, reimagined as a monumental painting at upper left. This kind of self-quotation, at once playful and thoughtful, would become another feature of Lichtenstein’s production.


On View, Gallery 292


Contemporary Art


Roy Lichtenstein


Artist's Studio "Foot Medication"


United States (Object made in)

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Made 1974


Oil and Magna on canvas


243.8 × 325.1 cm (96 × 128 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Edlis Neeson Collection

Reference Number



© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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