Dots & Stripes

Roy Lichtenstein has been a significant inspiration to my practice ever since I can remember, so it comes as no surprise I got excited, and a little patriotic, when I came across images of his only book created in his career. La Nouvelle Chute de l’Amérique (The New Fall of America) 1992, is a collaborative effort between the artist and American poet, Allen Ginsberg that consists of ten etchings and eleven poems. Lichtenstein's iconic style of dots and stripes in primary colours powerfully shape the American icon of the 'Stars and Stripes' in this sensational design that introduces the body of work. Both Lichtenstein and Ginsberg channel their American sensibility to mock American culture with colour and humour - this illustration of the American flag is a beautiful example of politics in print.
Happy Forth of July to everyone across the pond!