Haystack #1, from "Haystack Series R L 69-231"

Accession Number

Haystack #1, from "Haystack Series R L 69-231"

Roy Lichtenstein

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on Rives BFK

20 11/16 in x 30 1/2 in (52.5 cm x 77.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson

Subject matter
In the fall of 1968, Lichtenstein saw an exhibition, "Serial Imagery", at the Pasadena Art Museum, and, inspired by the works by Claude Monet included in the show, began making his series of Haystack and Rouen Cathedral lithographs. This print is one of that series printed in 1969 at Gemini G.E.L. in collaboration with master printer Kenneth Tyler. It shows Lichtenstein's technique of using Benday dots, a commercial graphic design process, to create his image.

Physical Description
This print has a white background with a pattern of bright yellow dots covering its surface. Yellow lines and shapes are formed in areas where the dots overlap or merge.

Primary Object Classification

Additional Object Classification(s)

If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Abstract (fine arts style)
fields (ornament areas)
hay (material)
offset printing

1 Related Resource

Art of interest to Judaic Studies
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

& Author Notes

All Rights Reserved