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Drowning Girl  1963

by Roy Lichtenstein

Many of Roy Lichtenstein’s early paintings appropriated imagery found in comic books. Drowning Girl samples a page from issue #83 of Secret Hearts, a romance comic book illustrated by Tony Abruzzo and published by DC Comics in 1962. In Abruzzo’s original illustration, the drowning girl’s boyfriend appears in the background, clinging to a capsized boat. Meanwhile, th...

1.72 x 1.70 m
oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Courtesy of MoMA