Roy Lichtenstein made this work ‘I Love Liberty’ for the 250th anniversary celebration of the birth of the first US president, George Washington. Screened on national television on 21 March 1982, the event upheld the rights of minorities and oppressed groups, presenting a message of inclusivity and equality. Lichtenstein’s Statue of Liberty uses strong outlines and bold diagonals, inspired by American art deco.
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Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), 'I Love Liberty'. Colour screenprint, 1982. Private collection. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2017.