It is not surprising that Lichtenstein should cross paths with Tintin. The bold lines and strong colours of Herge are a natural fit to Lichtenstein's own work. So when his long-time friend, Frederic Tuten, said he was writing a book using the character of Tintin re-imagined as an full grown adult, the artist supplied two pieces of art featuring Tintin. Tintin Reading was used as the cover to Tintin in the New World and shows Tintin reading a newspaper as an assassin's dagger whistles past. In the back ground can be seen a depiction of Henri Matisse's Dance I.
This high quality offset lithographic art print has been expertly produced on medium weight cover stock (satin finish) using lightfast pigment based inks resulting in a sharp, vivid image with a high degree of colour accuracy.
Size 70cm x 100cm
Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997) was one of most influential figures in the pop art movement. His style largely derived from comic strips, portrayed the trivialization of culture endemic in contemporary American life. Using bright, strident colours and techniques borrowed from the printing industry, he ironically incorporated mass-produced emotions and objects into highly sophisticated references to art history.
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