Lichtenstein’s signature‘Ben-Day dot’ style!

Roy Lichtenstein, Nude with Joyous Painting, 1994 (70″ x 53″) (detail)

Lichtenstein painted the work in his signature ‘Ben-Day dot’ style (named after illustrator and printer Benjamin Henry Day Jr.), recreating the printing and photoengraving techniques dating from 1879 and creating images inspired by comic books from the 1950s through to the 1970s. 

The image Lichtenstein used is a bather, Gloria, featured in a vintage DC Comics series called Girls’ Romances

Compare Lichtenstein’s Nude with a cover illustration from the comic:



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Offered in ONE at Christie’s in New York on 10 July 2020

Estimate in the region of $30,000,000

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