Monday, May 3, 2010

Big Brushstroke

Roy Lichtenstein
Enlarged and fabricated 2002-03
Painted Aluminium
Hirshorn Museum
Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC
Created after Lichtensteins death "Brushstroke" stands in the forecourt of the Smithsonian Hirshshorn Museum in Washington DC. The massive painted aluminium sculpture captures the pop art style we have become accustomed to seeing from Lichtenstein, the unexpected element is that it is a sculpture.
You can see the scale of the artwork from the images taken by mrsmatthews-artteacher in August 2009.
The Hirshorn museum is a do-nut shaped gallery space that holds a remarkable collection of modern American visual arts, and is well worth visiting. The sculpture garden although small holds a collection of significant works.

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