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.
- Roy Lichtenstein
- Artist's Studio "Foot Medication"
- United States
- Made 1974
- Oil and Magna on canvas
- 243.8 × 325.1 cm (96 × 128 in.)
- Gift of Edlis Neeson Collection
- © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein