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Lithograph and screen print with debossing in colors
Published by The Committee to Endow a Chair in Honor of Meyer Schapiro (1904-1996) at Columbia University.
Art & Design Study Collection
School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building
In the early 1960s, Roy Lichtenstein appropriated comic book images, intending to transform his popular sources into a “high art” form. Like Warhol, he also incorporated mechanized processes based on those used in the commercial art of his day. In Lichtenstein’s case, stencils were used to produce enlarged Benday dots, as well as cartoon figures, and balloons with words.
The artwork on display by Lichtenstein from the For Meyer Schapiro print portfolio coincides with a series of still-life paintings Lichtenstein made in a variety of styles during the mid 1970s.
This artwork is from a portfolio of original prints published in recognition of Meyer Schapiro (1904-1996), a distinguished art historian who was very much appreciated by major contemporary artists of his day.
In 1974, a committee was formed to establish a Chair in Art History at Columbia University in Schapiro's honor. The portfolio, published in an edition of 100, was produced to raise funds to support the Chair. UND’s set of portfolio prints are numbered 71/100.