P07409 [from] HAYSTACKS 1–7 1969 [P07407-P07413;complete]
All inscribed ‘R Lichtenstein 69’ bottom right and ‘83/100’
Seven lithographs with screenprinting, one with embossing, printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, each 13 1/2×23 5/8 (34×59.7)
Purchased at Christie's (Grant-in-Aid) 1980
Lit: Paul Bianchini, Roy Lichtenstein Drawings and Prints, New York, 1970, nos.33 a–g
In 1968–9 Lichtenstein made a series of paintings paraphrasing Claude Monet's ‘Haystacks’ and ‘Rouen Cathedral’ paintings (1891 and 94). He made prints on this theme at Gemini in 1969: the series of seven ‘Haystacks’ runs from morning (yellow) to midnight (black, with embossing) in a mechanical version of Monet's changing light effects.
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984