Roy Lichtenstein Set of Dinnerware Objects: Dinner Plate, Soup Dish, Salad Plate, Side Plate, Saucer, Cup 1966

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Artist
Roy Lichtenstein 1923–1997
Title
Set of Dinnerware Objects: Dinner Plate, Soup Dish, Salad Plate, Side Plate, Saucer, Cup
Date 1966
Medium Ceramic
Dimensions Displayed: 260 x 600 x 500 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris 1967
Reference
T00963
Not on display

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Lichtenstein devised a project to mass-produce dinnerware in 1966. In this set, he has applied to the surface of the objects graphic symbols usually employed in advertising images or cartoons to suggest shading and depth. As he noted, 'this sometimes gets into amusing contradictions between what is two-dimensional and what is three-dimensional'.

This set is one of an edition of 800 produced in New York by the Jackson China Co. Inc. for the Durable Dish Co., and originally cost $40.00-50.00 (£23.00-30.00).

August 2004

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