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:
Broad Contemporary Art Museum, floor 3

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Label

Roy Lichtenstein’s Pop lexicon is characterized by his tongue-in-cheek parodies of popular advertising and comics, as in Cold Shoulder, which was inspired by the DC Comics anthology Girls’ R...
Roy Lichtenstein’s Pop lexicon is characterized by his tongue-in-cheek parodies of popular advertising and comics, as in Cold Shoulder, which was inspired by the DC Comics anthology Girls’ Romances (1950–71). Lichtenstein’s precisely rendered compositions disguise the painstakingly handmade nature of his work. Mimicking the Benday-dot mechanical printing process, the artist hand-painted the matrix of dots that here constitute the woman’s skin.

Exhibition wall label, 2021.
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Bibliography

  • Barron, Stephanie. Acknowledgments, or Every Label Tells a Story. Los Angeles: Art Catalogues: LACMA, 2017.