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This is one of a group of seven prints on the theme of reflections. Lichtenstein regularly paraphrases pre-existing images in his art, often reusing aspects of his own works, and Reflections on Brushstrokes refers back to his 1960s Brushstroke paintings. One such close-up of a schematised brushstroke forms the base image of the present print. It is partly obscured by semi-abstract blocks of colour and pattern, both printed and collaged to the surface of the print, to simulate reflected light, as if the image were behind glass or reflected in another surface.

June 2008