Roy Lichtenstein

Modern Head, No. 5

Modern Head, No. 5 by Roy Lichtenstein

Artwork Detail

Lichtenstein’s ‘Modern head’ series bridges the gap between high art and popular culture. The pseudo-cubist geometry of this image is a parody of the art moderne style of the 1920s and 1930s that celebrated the heroic potential of humankind and technology. However, it draws in the first instance on a group of constructivist heads by the Russian expressionist painter, Alexei Jawlensky, that Lichtenstein saw at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1968. (Andy and Friends, 1999)

Modern Head, No. 5
Roy Lichtenstein
Production date
collage print on paper
505 x 290 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
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International Art
Display status
Not on display

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