Modern and Contemporary Art
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Artist: Roy Lichtenstein, American, 1923–1997

Blam

1962

Oil on canvas

172.7 x 203.2 cm (68 x 80 in.) framed: 174.6 x 205.1 x 5.7 cm (68 3/4 x 80 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.)
Gift of Richard Brown Baker, B.A. 1935
1995.32.9
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Sold through Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 1/16/62; to Richard Brown Baker (untill 1995; donated to Yale University Art Gallery)

Bibliography: 

The New Realists, exh. cat. (New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1962), ill.

Four Centuries of American Art, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1963), ill.

Art of the 50’s and 60’s: Selections from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, exh. cat. (Ridgefield, Conn.: The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1965), no. 60, ill.

Richard Brown Baker Collects!: A selection of contemporary art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 10, 66–67, no. 21, fig. 21.

Fortissimo!: Thirty years from the Richard Brown Baker Collection of contemporary art, exh. cat. (Providence, R.I.: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1985), 15, 36–37, 68, 139–140, no. 84, ill.

Jennifer Farrell, “Reflections on a Gift: Richard Brown Baker and Roy Lichtenstein,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008): 49, fig. 2.

Susan Belasco and Linck Johnson, The Bedford Anthology of American Literature, Volume 2: 1865 to the Present, 2 (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008), 1073, ill.

Richard H. Axsom et al., Chicago Imagists, exh. cat. (Madison, Wis.: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 2011), 41, ill.

James Rondeau and Sheena Wagstaff, Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2012), 347.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.