Roy Lichtenstein: Modern Head

Modern Head by Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997, b. New York City, NY) was originally created in 1974. This brushed-steel configuration projects dramatically skyward, while its circular and angular motifs combine to create a dynamic tension. More fanciful shapes conspire to soften the geometric formality of the piece as a whole. Modern Head is something of a departure from the artist’s more recent sculptural style, which has been associated with his thematic treatment of brushstrokes in a three-dimensional medium. Text provided by Public Art Fund.

Roy Lichtenstein

Modern Head, 1991

Painted Steel

31’ High

5/15/1991 – 9/28/1992 and installed again in 1996