By Roy Lichtenstein SKU:184478

Roy Lichtenstein's iconic painting "Whaam!!" was created in 1963. It is a significant artwork because it exemplifies the Pop Art movement, which challenged traditional notions of high art by incorporating elements of popular culture. The painting is based on a comic book panel and depicts a fighter jet firing a missile. Lichtenstein's use of bold lines, primary colors, and Ben-Day dots captures the essence of mass-produced imagery while elevating it to the status of fine art. "Whaam!!" remains a powerful commentary on war, consumerism, and the impact of media in the modern world.

43 cm

Please note: by default the aspect ratio of the original artwork is used.

Need a special size? Request a quote or watch our expainer video to choose the correct size.

Add to wishlist Remove from wishlist
Total € 195

Title: “”Exploring Roy Lichtenstein’s Whaam!!: A Pivotal Work of Pop Art””

Year Painted: 1963

Roy Lichtenstein’s masterpiece “”Whaam!!”” holds a significant place in the world of art as a pivotal work of the Pop Art movement. Painted in 1963, this iconic piece exemplifies Lichtenstein’s unique approach to art and his fascination with popular culture.

Born in 1923, Roy Lichtenstein was an American artist who emerged as one of the leading figures in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. This movement challenged the conventions of traditional art by embracing elements from popular culture, including advertising, comic books, and everyday objects. Lichtenstein’s style was characterized by bold lines, vibrant colors, and the use of Ben-Day dots, a printing technique used in mass-produced images.

“”Whaam!!”” is a striking representation of Lichtenstein’s artistic vision. The painting is based on a comic book panel from DC Comics’ “”All American Men of War”” series, illustrating a dramatic aerial combat scene. The artwork captures the precise moment when a fighter jet launches a missile, creating a powerful visual impact that draws the viewer into the intensity of the action.

One of the reasons why “”Whaam!!”” is considered a special painting is its ingenious blend of high and low culture. By elevating a mundane and mass-produced comic book image to the realm of fine art, Lichtenstein challenged the traditional hierarchy of artistic subjects. This audacious approach sparked a debate on the boundaries of art and expanded the horizons of artistic expression.

Furthermore, “”Whaam!!”” serves as a commentary on the themes of war and consumerism prevalent in the 1960s. The image of a fighter jet and the onomatopoeic “”Whaam!!”” text evoke the era’s fascination with aviation and the ongoing Cold War. By juxtaposing the thrilling imagery of warfare with the artistic context, Lichtenstein prompts the viewer to reflect on the impact of media and popular culture on society’s perceptions of violence and heroism.

The meticulous composition and attention to detail in “”Whaam!!”” demonstrate Lichtenstein’s technical prowess as an artist. The use of primary colors and the artist’s trademark Ben-Day dots technique create a bold and eye-catching visual language that remains instantly recognizable and influential to this day.

In conclusion, “”Whaam!!”” by Roy Lichtenstein is a remarkable and influential artwork that encapsulates the essence of the Pop Art movement. Painted in 1963, the painting challenges artistic conventions and explores the relationship between high and low culture. Through its powerful imagery and thought-provoking themes, “”Whaam!!”” continues to captivate audiences and stands as a testament to Lichtenstein’s enduring impact on the art world.

Original size:
29.3 x 25.2 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

At our art gallery, we take pride in offering comprehensive global shipping to our esteemed clientele. We understand the significance of your art acquisitions and the need to transport them with utmost care. Hence, we are committed to delivering your chosen paintings to any address worldwide and free of any additional charge.

Our reliable courier service partners are experienced in handling precious art pieces and ensure that your painting reaches you in pristine condition. We offer fully insured, door-to-door delivery, providing you with peace of mind that your artwork is protected during transit.

Moreover, to accommodate your unique framing preferences, we offer the distinctive service of sending your purchased artwork directly to any framer across the globe. This enables you to have your painting framed locally by your trusted framer, reducing the risk of damage during transportation.

Regardless of your location or your framer’s, we strive to make the process as seamless as possible. It is our goal to provide exceptional service that caters to your needs and ensures the safe delivery of your valuable artwork.

We invite you to experience our hassle-free, worldwide shipping service, which is aimed at delivering your prized art pieces safely and efficiently, wherever you may be.

Similar paintings

Customer experiences

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great experience
Great experience! The painting was delivered super fast and exceeds my expectations. Vivid colors, beautiful details. Simple ordering procedure on…
Tim Knobben, January 17, 2024
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A super satisfied customer!
I received my painting today and it looks great! The colors are vibrant and the quality is top notch! Highly…
Dylan Korenromp, December 15, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Highly recommended!
My new painting just arrived and I am really extremely happy with it! It sounds cliché but the painting is…
Sven Korthuis, October 31, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very satisfied and will definitely order here again in the future.
Painting is exactly what I expected it to be. Price/quality is good and would definitely recommend them. Prompt delivery and…
Bram Lucas, November 24, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very happy with my painting
Very happy with my painting of my pet. Quality is beyond expectations. Customer service answered my questions well and gave…
Kelly van Haren, November 2, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Received my painting today….
Today received my painting of:The Scream (after Munch) 1984 by Andy Warhol. Very happy with my order. And the quality…
Nicol, November 21, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Incredibly happy with my painting of…
Incredibly happy with my painting of Gustav Klimt! It fits our home perfectly and the delivery went top notch as…
Dian Mastenbroek, November 6, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This already the second time I have had a…
This already the second time I order a painting. Top quality and perfect service. The Mona Lisa hanging in our…
Ali El Habziz, November 4, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
What a surprise
Received today the painting of our dog we ordered. What a surprise! Beautifully painted, brilliant colors and very realistic. Warmly…
Ingrid Wilmink, November 3, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Looks great in our new home
Looks great in our new home! A real work of art and neat delivery
Marije Paus, November 2, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Super nice assortment
Super nice selection and products delivered quickly! Very happy with it!
Luuk Rouwhorst, October 31, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Turned out very beautiful!
JM, November 2, 2023