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What a better way to start a booming day than with this colorful Explosion mug! The porcelain mug showcases stunning colorful artwork from Lichtenstein's Explosion from Portfolio 9, 1967, which is in MoMA's collection. Explosion mug is made of Asian porcelain and features a high-end replica of the original artwork on its side. The painting is, indeed, a remarkable representation of artist's mastery of the Ben-day dots techniques in several shades of vivid colors.
Ben-day dots printing technique consists in overlapping transparent dotted sheets in different colors to create shades, secondary colors or nice illusion effects. Roy Lichtenstein as an emblematic contributor to the Pop Art movement excelled in the use of Ben-Day dots in many of his artworks. His art is essentially inspired by 20th-century commercial styles and printing processes. He mixed Ben-day dots technique, use of stencils, primary colors, and comic books spirit to create something new and accessible to anyone. He finally imposed his own and unique hand-made Pop style art.
Explosion mug features one of the most famous paintings of Lichtenstein.
Pop Art trend mixed with comics style inspired Roy Lichtenstein artwork and makes it accessible to this graphic finger pointing mug makes it accessible to anyone. Finger Pointing painting featured on a beautiful porcelain mug is from the portfolio The New York Collection for Stockholm, 1973, and is part of MoMA's collection.