Cold Shoulder

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Cold Shoulder

United States, 1963
Paintings
Oil and Magna on canvas
68 1/2 x 48 in. (173.99 x 121.92 cm)
Gift of Robert H. Halff through the Modern and Contemporary Art Council (M.2005.38.5)
Currently on public view:
Ahmanson Building, floor 2 MAP IT
Ahmanson Building, floor 2

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Curator Notes

Roy Lichtenstein is among a group of artists whose poignant and deft transformations of commercial imagery became known in the 1960s as Pop Art....
Roy Lichtenstein is among a group of artists whose poignant and deft transformations of commercial imagery became known in the 1960s as Pop Art. For his first body of work, Lichtenstein appropriated and manipulated comic-strip imagery using limited, flat colors and precise drawing. The woman in this work says "Hello," but it is hardly a greeting: her back is against the viewer. Using techniques employed in the production of comics, Lichtenstein depicts his subject’s skin through a handmade imitation of a mechanized process known as Benday (printer’s) dots.
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