Explosion light sculpture

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An exploded view of Lichtenstein's' "Explosion".

4 layers in highly polished clear cast acrylic block.
Comes with a matching light pad, a highly energy efficient (lifespan of 50,000 hours) LED light sheet.

Limited edition of 5 signed and numbered.

Size 1: 8 x 8 x 4.5 cm
Size 2: 14 x 14 x 4.5 cm

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Beginning in 1962 Lichtenstein borrowed images of explosions from popular war comics for use in his paintings. The subject embodies the revolutionary nature of Pop art and suggests the very real threat of annihilation by nuclear explosion that was prevalent at that time (the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred in 1962). But Lichtenstein was also interested in the way dynamic events like explosions were depicted in the stylised format of comic book illustration.
Text by Tate.