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Reflections on Expressionist PaintingReflections On Expressionist PaintingDr. Waldmann (from Expressionist Woodcuts)The Student from the Expressionist Woodcut SeriesThe Couple, from the Expressionist Woodcut seriesDr. Waldmann from the Expressionist Woodcut SeriesReflections on Expressionist Painting from The Carnegie Hall 100th Anniversary PortfolioReflections on Expressionist PaintingReflections on Expressionist PaintingDr Waldman, from Expressionist Woodcut Series William Acquavella (Acquavella Gallery NYC) Personal Rolodex, 1960-80's, Art World Time Capsule, 1960- 80's, Chagall, DeKooning, Frankenthaler, Lichtenstein The Couple (from the Expressionist Woodcut series)The Couple, from Expressionist Woodcut SeriesReflections on Expressionist Paintings, from The Carnegie Hall 100th Anniversary PortfolioNew York: The New Art Scene (Hand Signed by Jim Dine, Larry Poons and Frank Stella)Expressionist Woodcut SeriesHead, from Expressionists WoodcutsExpressionist Woodcut Series (Black State)Reflections on Expressionist Painting, from The Carnegie Hall 100th Anniversary PortfolioReflections on Expressionist Painting

Roy Lichtenstein: Expressionism

Composed of energetic lines and bright colors, Roy Lichtenstein’s “Expressionist Heads” (1980) was a breakthrough print series for the Pop artist. The portfolio includes Lichtenstein’s first depictions of nude women and his first use of the woodcut printmaking technique—both of which would feature prominently in his later works. Lichtenstein’s inspiration for “Expressionist Heads” began when he met Robert Rifkind, an avid collector of German Expressionist woodcuts, at a dinner party in Los Angeles in 1978. Rifkind invited Lichtenstein to visit his collection in person, and the artist spent hours studying the jagged, expressive lines of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Pechstein, and Erich Heckel up close. While working on the “Expressionist Heads” woodcuts, Lichtenstein invited Rifkind into the printmaking studio at Gemini G.E.L., allowing the collector a preview of the works that their friendship inspired. Throughout the 1980s, Lichtenstein continued to draw from his research on German Expressionism, incorporating motifs from the movement into a variety of sculptures, prints, and paintings.

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