The Kiss, Roy Lichtenstein NY


One of Lichtenstein’s signature trademarks is the application of pronounced Benday dots. He printed the small dots separately using a metal stencil. This scene depicts a lover’s embrace from a comic book perspective. The bright golden waxy hair and crystalized tears are stylized to suit the dramatic affect Lictenstein strove for in the majority of his prints.

Year: 1990
Medium: Silkscreen
Image size: 37x 34
Edition: Open
Printer: New York
Publisher: New York
Catalog ref: Prestel #149, after a painting from 1964
Signature: Unsigned