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Brushstrokes: Gallery Label - Current


Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Among Lichtenstein's recurring subjects, the brushstroke is perhaps his most enduring motif. In a parody of the painterly gesture closely associated with Abstract Expressionism, he presents the brushstroke--the principal 'signature' of the fine artist--as an object in its own right, a visual pun of sorts frozen in time and space. Set against a field of colored dots, Lichtenstein's motif mimics the photomechanical printing methods commonly used to produce comic strips, a reflection of his abiding interest in popular culture and preference for the impersonal and machine-made image.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Added to Site: March 11, 2009