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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