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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.

Date:

1974

Artist:

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

Contemporary Art, Gallery 292

Artist

Roy Lichtenstein

Title

Artist's Studio "Foot Medication"

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1974

Medium

Oil and Magna on canvas

Dimensions

243.8 × 325.1 cm (96 × 128 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Edlis Neeson Collection

Reference Number

2015.131

Copyright

© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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