Corlett Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints of Roy Lichtenstein

I.18. Reflection Series, 1990

Corlett 239–245

In 1988 Lichtenstein began work on a group of Reflections paintings, in which the central image is partly obscured by reflective streaks, as if behind glass or reflected in a mirror. By the end of 1990, Lichtenstein had completed a large body of work on the theme, often looking for inspiration to other artists’ work as well as revisiting past subjects in his own art.

Work began in 1989 at Tyler Graphics Ltd. on the seven prints of this series, which combine lithography, screenprint, and relief with collage and embossing. Swan Engraving, Bridgeport, Connecticut, processed the magnesium plates.

Two other prints on the theme were in progress or completed by the end of 1990: RLCR 3988, Reflections on Expressionist Painting printed at Saff Tech Arts, Oxford, Maryland, and RLCR 4074, Reflections on Soda Fountain, which was begun at Gemini G.E.L. in October 1990 and published in the spring of 1991.

(Corlett 2002, p. 220)