Roy Lichtenstein - Foot and Hand


Offset Lithograph in colours , 1964, on white wove paper, signed, dated and numbered in pencil, top left

Published by: Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.

Edition: 300 - There was also an unknown number of numbered proofs

Size: image: 43.8 × 54.6 cm

Reference: Mary Lee Corlett: “The prints of Roy Lichtenstein, A catalogue raisonne 1948 - 1993” Number 11.4 (page 256)

Bianchini (1971) cat no 2

Zerner (1975) cat no 2

Note: Foot And Hand is a dynamic artwork that relies on its figurative visual language. Lichtenstein captures the moment in which a booted foot stomps on a hand reaching for a gun. The colour palette is scarce but strong, while the minimal shading evokes a flattened surface appearance. Lichtenstein applies simple black outlines and Ben Day dots to delimit the volume and dimension of his shapes. The figures are closely cropped, tempting the viewer to step into the place of one of the characters, assuming roles and motives.

Condition:  In very good condition with bright colours

Public Collections:

MOMA (Gifted by the Publisher)

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art