In 1964, the Wadsworth Atheneum commissioned prints by ten established artists, including Lichtenstein, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, and Andy Warhol. Conceived by Samuel J. Wagstaff, Jr., Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings at the time, the portfolio was created in an edition of 500 in order to make the work of these artists more accessible to a wider public. Lichtenstein used flat fields of red and blue, printed on the reverse side of clear acetate, to depict a slick image of a diner-style sandwich and soda, complete with a packaged straw. The commonplace American fare is typical of Pop subject matter of the early 1960s, non-judgmentally detailing the consumerism of postwar America.

Roy Lichtenstein
American, 1923–1997
Untitled from the portfolio Ten Works by Ten Painters, 1964
Silkscreen on acetate
Published by the Wadsworth Atheneum, 1972.49.4

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