034: Girl with Ball

Girl with Ball


Girl with Ball from 1961 is one of Roy Lichtenstein’s earliest Pop Art pieces. Inspired by a 1955 ad which was widely published in the New York metropolitan area, the painting is considered exemplary of his process of reworking original artwork in which all features of the original are reduced to simple graphic elements. Lichtenstein became a leading figure in the Pop Art movement—his work defined the premise of pop art through parody. He was considered to be “disruptive”—defining his style as “not ‘American’ painting but actually industrial painting”.

Featured Parts

• Chain

• Reflector

• Brake Bolts

• Derailleur Cable End Caps

Side Story

Lichtenstein became one of my earliest fine art influences. His approach to work by subtracting details until an image was reduced to simple graphical elements is a process I frequently employ. In fact, this project is exactly that—a parody of influential artwork.

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