I Can See the Whole Room…and There’s Nobody in It! – Roy Lichtenstein

Did you ever read The Mysteries of Harris Burdick as a child? It features a series of illustrations and a single lines of text supposedly removed from larger stories. As a result, each image and accompanying line is deeply enigmatic and a remarkably fulfilling source of inspiration. Just skimming through the book leaves the reader with the sense that great stories are out there, just waiting to be found. Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art is kind of like that. Recreating a single scene from archaic comic books, he captures a single moment from a broader story that leaves the viewer desperately wondering what happens next – and what came before.

I Can See the Whole Room! ... and There's Nobody in It!, 1961

Find more Roy on his very stimulating website.

  1 comment for “I Can See the Whole Room…and There’s Nobody in It! – Roy Lichtenstein

  1. May 23, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Did you ever wonder where Lichtenstein got this image in the first place ?

    ~ The Original Artist was :
    William Overgard

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/deconstructing-roy-lichtenstein/46915622/

    I CAN SEE THE WHOLE ROOM AND THERE’S NOBODY IN IT ! : Original Source
    Original Artist: William Overgard

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