Roy Lichtenstein American Indian Theme IV 1980

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Roy Lichtenstein 1923–1997
American Indian Theme IV
Date 1980
Medium Woodcut and lithograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 724 x 712 mm
Acquisition Presented by Tyler Graphics Ltd in honour of Pat Gilmour, Tate Print Department 1974-7, 2004
Not on display

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American Indian Theme IV is one of a series of six prints rooted in Lichtenstein’s appreciation of Native American art. They were partially stimulated by his experiences in Southampton, NY during the late 1970s when he and his wife Dorothy resided near a Shinnecock Indian reservation. Combining loose references to indigenous artefacts with a visual style inspired by contemporary printed material these prints combine two otherwise disparate facets of American culture.

April 2008

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