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La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

Roy Lichtenstein

In 1972 Ginsberg published his work The Fall of America: Poems of These States 1965-1971.
20 years later In the early 1990s, the publisher Jean-Claude Meyer brought Allen Ginsberg and Roy Lichtenstein together. Ginsberg made a selection of poems from his collection for Lichtenstein to illustrate.
This work was Lichtenstein’s only foray in to the world of illustrated books.

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Roy Lichtenstein, Illustration for ‘De Nouveau au-dessus de Denver’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein

Illustration for ‘Amérique’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

1992

48 x 35.4cm, 18 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.

Etching with aquatint, On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper

Initialed and numbered from the edition of 80

Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris, Corlett 267

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Roy Lichtenstein

Illustration for ‘Auto Poésie: en Cavale de Bloomington’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

1992

48 x 35.4cm, 18 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.

Etching with aquatint, On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper

Initialed and numbered from the edition of 80

Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris, Corlett 268

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Kenneth Tyler printmaking collection

Roy Lichtenstein

Illustration for ‘Bayonne en Entrant dans NYC’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

1992

35.4 x 48cm, 13 15/16 x 18 15/16in.

Etching with aquatint, On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper

Initialed and numbered from the edition of 80

Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris, Corlett 269

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Roy Lichtenstein

Illustration for ‘Or Automnal: Arrière-Saison en Nouvelle Angleterre’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

1992

35.4 x 48cm, 13 15/16 x 18 15/16in.

Etching with aquatint, On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper

Initialed and numbered from the edition of 80

Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris, Corlett 270

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Kenneth Tyler printmaking collection

Roy Lichtenstein

Illustration for ‘Une Fenêtre ouverte sur Chicago’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

1992

48 x 35.4cm, 18 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.

Etching with aquatint, On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper

Initialed and numbered from the edition of 80

Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris, Corlett 271

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Roy Lichtenstein

Illustration for ‘De Nouveau au-dessus de Denver’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

1992

Etching with aquatint, On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper

Initialed and numbered from the edition of 80

Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris, Corlett 272

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Kenneth Tyler printmaking collection

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Illustration for ‘Passage du Nord-Ouest’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

Roy Lichtenstein

1992

48 x 35.4cm, 18 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.

Etching with aquatint, On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper

Initialed and numbered from the edition of 80

Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris, Corlett 273

48 x 35.4cm, 18 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.

Roy Lichtenstein

Illustration for ‘Hüm-Bum!’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

1992

48 x 35.4cm, 18 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.

On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper, initialed and numbered from the edition of 80

Corlett 274

Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris, Corlett 274

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Roy Lichtenstein

Illustration for ‘De Denver au Montana, Départ 27 Mai 1972’ (I), from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

1992

35.4 x 48cm, 13 15/16 x 18 15/16in.

Etching with aquatint, On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper

Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parody. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. He described pop art as ""not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting"". His paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City.

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