Reflections on "Interior with Girl Drawing"

Nic Tenwiggenhorn
Reflections on "Interior with Girl Drawing"
1990
oil and Magna on canvas
75 1/4 x 108 x 2 in. (191.14 x 274.32 x 5.08 cm)
On View
Accession Date:
05/13/1991
Accession Number:
B-LICH-2P91.06
About this artwork

Lichtenstein’s Reflections on "Interior with Girl Drawing", 1990 takes as its subject Pablo Picasso’s Interior with a Girl Drawing, 1935. (Lichtenstein quotes Picasso in another work in the collection, Femme d’Alger, 1963.) Here, within the painting Lichtenstein includes a frame and reflections, as if the frame was a part of Picasso’s painted surface. In Picasso’s work, the depicted girl drawing appears to be looking in a mirror, perhaps sketching herself. Lichtenstein takes it a step further in this late work, adding streaks that signal a reflective surface painted in his famous benday dot style.

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