Grrr! (1962) By Roy Lichtenstein

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Grrr! (1962) By Roy Lichtenstein

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Grrrrrrrrrr! By Roy Lichtenstein 
Guggenheim Museum screenprint. 
Signed in pencil by artist on lower right. 

Grrrrrrrrrrr!! is a 1965 oil and Magna on canvas painting by Roy Lichtenstein. Measuring 68 in × 56.125 in (172.7 cm × 142.6 cm), it was bequeathed to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum collection from Lichtenstein's estate. It depicts a head-on representation of an angry dog growling with the onomatopoeic expression "Grrrrrrrrrrr!!". The work was derived from Our Fighting Forces, which also served as the source for other military dog paintwork by Lichtenstein.

The Lichtenstein foundation notes that the inspiration for this painting is a frame of Our Fighting Forces #66 (February 1962), which was published by National Periodical Publications (now DC Comics). Inve included an image of it in thus listing. In that frame only a portion of the dog's head is visible and the speech balloon says "Grrrrr!" 

The painting was bestowed to the Guggenheim Museum after Lichtenstein's 1997 death, following a promise made in 1992. The museum used Grrrrrrrrrrr!! in the promotional prints for the 1993 exhibition "Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective", which ran from October 7, 1993 – January 16, 1994. That limited edition print, signed by the artist in pencil, is available here.

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Dimensions26ʺW × 2ʺD × 34ʺH

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