Modern Head’ enamel pendant brooch

By Roy Lichtenstein SKU:184492

Roy Lichtenstein's 'Modern Head' enamel pendant brooch, painted in 1968, is a truly unique artwork. Known for his pop art style, Lichtenstein transformed this miniature masterpiece into wearable art. The brooch features his iconic comic book-inspired imagery with bold lines and vibrant colors, showcasing his ability to blend high and low culture. This fusion of fine art and fashion makes it exceptionally special, allowing art enthusiasts to carry a piece of Lichtenstein's brilliance with them wherever they go. Its significance lies in its innovative approach to art and its ability to transcend traditional boundaries, making it a coveted and treasured piece among art lovers.

54 cm

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Total € 225

Title: “”Roy Lichtenstein’s Iconic Modern Head: 1968 Enamel Pendant Brooch””

Year Painted: 1968

Roy Lichtenstein, a pioneer of the pop art movement in the 1960s, created the iconic ‘Modern Head’ enamel pendant brooch in 1968, cementing his status as a revolutionary artist. This miniature masterpiece represents a fusion of fine art and fashion, transforming Lichtenstein’s distinctive comic book-inspired style into wearable art.

The brooch features a bold and striking image of a woman’s head, typical of Lichtenstein’s signature style. It showcases his unique ability to take elements from mass-produced popular culture, such as comic book imagery, and elevate them into fine art by applying precise techniques and an innovative approach.

Lichtenstein’s ‘Modern Head’ enamel pendant brooch is not only a remarkable piece of art but also a groundbreaking one. By incorporating his iconic pop art style into a wearable accessory, he blurred the boundaries between traditional art forms and consumer culture. This forward-thinking approach paved the way for future artists to explore new mediums and reach wider audiences.

The year 1968 is significant in the context of this artwork. It was a time of cultural revolution, political upheaval, and artistic experimentation. Lichtenstein’s ‘Modern Head’ brooch emerged as a symbol of this era, encapsulating the spirit of innovation and challenging the status quo. Its creation coincided with significant global events, such as the Civil Rights Movement and the anti-war protests, further reinforcing its cultural significance.

What makes the ‘Modern Head’ enamel pendant brooch truly special is its accessibility and portability. While traditional paintings often remain confined to gallery walls, Lichtenstein’s creation breaks free from these constraints. By transforming art into a wearable piece, he democratized the art world, allowing individuals to carry a piece of fine art with them and express their artistic sensibilities in everyday life.

The lasting impact of this brooch extends beyond its original creation. Its influence can be seen in contemporary art and fashion, where artists continue to blur the lines between various creative disciplines. Additionally, the ‘Modern Head’ brooch has become an esteemed collector’s item, cherished by art enthusiasts and jewelry aficionados alike.

In conclusion, Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Modern Head’ enamel pendant brooch, painted in 1968, is a symbol of artistic innovation and cultural significance. By merging pop art with wearable fashion, Lichtenstein created a timeless piece that continues to inspire and captivate audiences to this day. Its representation of the tumultuous 1960s and its pioneering spirit in breaking down artistic barriers make it a truly special painting in the annals of art history.

Original size:
5.8 x 7.8 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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