Roy Lichtenstein

Crak

Crak by Roy Lichtenstein

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The juxtaposition of image and speech bubble, ‘Now, my little ones, for France!’, combined with the word CRAK to represent the sound of the gun, is class comic/Pop style. Lichtenstein once said that he wanted to paint a picture so despicable that no gallery would hang it. Such statements are drawn from a powerful reaction to the values and tastes that the artist perceived in his own society. (Andy and Friends, 1999)

Title
Crak
Artist/creator
Production date
1964
Medium
lithograph, off-set
Dimensions
489 x 705 mm
Inscription
80/300 imp Lichtenstein 1964 (LR)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/55
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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