As I Opened Fire, Triptych (3 pieces)


Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York City. As a child, Lichtenstein spent time listening to science action radio programs, visiting the American Museum of Natural History, building model airplanes, and drawing. At age fourteen he began attending a painting class at Parson’s School of Design every Saturday morning. For four years, beginning in 1940, he studied in New York at the Art Students’ League. He served in the US Army in Europe during WWII. In the ‘60’s Lichtenstein played a critical role in subverting the skeptical view of commercial styles and subjects established by the Abstract Expressionists. By embracing more common forms of art such as comic books and popular illustrations, Lichtenstein became a significant force in the Pop Art movement.

Year: 1966
Medium: Offset Lithography
Image size: 25 x 20 ½ each 
Edition: 3,140
Printer: Amsterdam
Publisher: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Catalog ref: Catalog; J. Doring/Prestel, p. 114, no. 14.