Roy Lichtenstein / Stepping Out, 1978 / Copyrights
Stepping Out, 1978
In this famous painting, Lichtenstein presents an odd couple: on the left, a surrealistically alienated female figure with only one eye, her face resting on a mirror. On the right, a young man, directly based on a figure of Léger’s, such as the one seen (in reverse) in his Three Musicians. In addition, Lichtenstein has added to the young man’s upper face a band of color, of the kind that is characteristic of Léger’s late work. The painting reflects the meaning Léger had for Lichtenstein. At the same time, it re-
presents a great innovation – Pop Art, in which pictures were created from already existing pictures.