Roy Lichtenstein

Haystacks #7

1969

Part of
Haystacks
Medium
Lithograph and screenprint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 345 x 600 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1981
Reference
P07413

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Lichtenstein’s series of prints based is on Claude Monet's series of Haystacks (1891), one of the seminal series of early modern art. In his original Impressionist paintings, Monet depicted a cluster of haystacks across various times of the day to draw attention to the dynamic relationship between colour and light. Similarly, Lichtenstein’s Haystacks run from morning (yellow) to midnight (black) in a mechanical version of Monet's changing light effects.

Gallery label, April 2008

Catalogue entry

P07413 [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.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984