Here Lichtenstein has used the simplified style of the comic book to represent a section of a framed Abstract Expressionist painting. This is a characteristic example of the way his art combines dynamic imagery with a cool, detached manner of representation. It is a complex work, derived from a collage which combined hand-painted and printed papers, a printed enlargement of unprimed canvas, directly painted brushstrokes and a cut-out variation of the artist's famous schematic image of an abstract brushstroke. The final print thus embodies different ways of representing reality, given an ironic twist by the fact that what is represented is an abstract painting. A further irony is that Abstract Expressionist paintings never have elaborate gold frames.