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Woman III

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.

Date:

1982

Artist:

Roy Lichtenstein
American, 1923–1997

About this artwork

In the 1960s Roy Lichtenstein began replicating by hand the dots and hatch marks of cheap printing processes; often the subjects of these paintings were the generically beautiful women of romance comics and advertising illustrations. Two decades later Lichtenstein used his signature mode to mimic the style and subjects of another artist entirely: Abstract Expressionist painter Willem de Kooning. In Woman III Lichtenstein injected both humor and a Pop Art chill into the older painter’s wriggling swaths and slashes of bold color while playing directly on de Kooning’s series of confrontational “Woman” paintings. The fierce figure is denoted by two eyes, an elfin ear, nose, lips, bared teeth, and a patch of red dots that stand in for a rouged cheek.

On View

Contemporary Art, Gallery 292

Artist

Roy Lichtenstein

Title

Woman III

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1982

Medium

Oil and Magna on canvas

Dimensions

203.2 × 142.2 cm (80 × 56 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Edlis Neeson Collection

Reference Number

2015.132

Copyright

© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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