Brushstroke | Back to Basics Exhibition

IMG-20150613-WA0026This sculpture by Lichtenstein is going to be the title artwork for the Back to Basics exhibition. The older exhibitions (Metal Colors and Perceptions of Nature) will still be running; but this one is more about simple lines and shapes, monochromes, and primary colors. Back to Basics will be an exhibition with no complications.

So a little more about Brushstroke now. This one is exhibited at the Hirshhorn since 2003, was created in 1966 and is made of aluminium. You can tell it’s pretty monumental by comparing it to me on the above picture. Initially, the Brushstrokes were a series of paintings that Lichtenstein started in the 1960s. This sculpture is part of a series derived from the paintings. There are several Brushstrokes sculptures spread out around the world, from America to Spain to Japan.

Image courtesy of the Lichtenstein Foundation.


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