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La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

Roy Lichtenstein 

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In 1972 Ginsberg published his work The Fall of America: Poems of These States 1965-1971.
20 years later In the early 1990s, the publisher Jean-Claude Meyer brought Allen Ginsberg and Roy Lichtenstein together. Ginsberg made a selection of poems from his collection for Lichtenstein to illustrate.
This work was Lichtenstein’s only foray in to the world of illustrated books.

Image: Roy Lichtenstein, Illustration for De Nouveau au-dessus de Denver, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique

Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.

-Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein
Illustration for ‘Amérique’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique
Etching with aquatint, 1992
On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper
Initialed and numbered from the edition of 80
Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris
48 x 35.4cm, 18 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.
Corlett 267

Roy Lichtenstein
Illustration for ‘Auto Poésie: en Cavale de Bloomington’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique
Etching with aquatint, 1992
On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper
Initialed and numbered from the edition of 80
Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris
48 x 35.4cm, 18 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.
Corlett 268

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Roy Lichtenstein
Illustration for ‘Bayonne en Entrant dans NYC’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique
Etching with aquatint, 1992
On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper, initialed and numbered from the edition of 80
Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris
35.4 x 48cm, 13 15/16 x 18 15/16in.
Corlett 269

Roy Lichtenstein
Illustration for ‘Or Automnal: Arrière-Saison en Nouvelle Angleterre’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique
Etching with aquatint, 1992
On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper, initialed and numbered from the edition of 80
Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris
35.4 x 48cm, 13 15/16 x 18 15/16in.
Corlett 270

Roy Lichtenstein
Illustration for ‘Une Fenêtre ouverte sur Chicago’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique
Etching with aquatint, 1992
On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper, initialled and numbered from the edition of 80
Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris
48 x 35.4cm, 18 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.
Corlett 271

Roy Lichtenstein
Illustration for ‘De Nouveau au-dessus de Denver’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique
Etching with aquatint, 1992
On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper, initialed and numbered from the edition of 80
Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris
35.4 x 48cm, 13 15/16 x 18 15/16in.
Corlett 272

Roy Lichtenstein
Illustration for ‘Passage du Nord-Ouest’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique
Etching with aquatint, 1992
On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper, initialed and numbered from the edition of 80
Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris
48 x 35.4cm, 18 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.
Corlett 273

Roy Lichtenstein
Illustration for ‘Hüm-Bum!’, from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique
Etching with aquatint, 1992
On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper, initialed and numbered from the edition of 80
Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris
48 x 35.4cm, 18 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.
Corlett 274

Roy Lichtenstein
Illustration for ‘De Denver au Montana, Départ 27 Mai 1972’ (I), from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique
Etching with aquatint, 1992
On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper, initialed and numbered from the edition of 80
Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris
35.4 x 48cm, 13 15/16 x 18 15/16in.
Corlett 275

Roy Lichtenstein
Illustration for ‘De Denver au Montana, Départ 27 Mai 1972’ (II), from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique
Etching with aquatint, 1992
On 250-gram Velin d’Arches paper, initialed and numbered from the edition of 80
Printed by Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Inediteur, Paris, published by Les Editions du Solstice, Paris
48 x 35.4cm, 18 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.
Corlett 276

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parody. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. He described pop art as "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting". His paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City. 

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