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New stamps feature artist’s works

The Roy Lichtenstein stamps honor the iconic pop art figure.

The Postal Service will release its Roy Lichtenstein stamps on April 24.

Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was one of the greatest figures of the pop art movement in the 1960s. His iconic works drew inspiration from pop culture and mass media.

His technique included the use of colored dots, heavy black outlines and saturated primary colors — which mimicked the appearance of mechanical, mass-produced images.

Lichtenstein received many prizes and honors during his career, including induction into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Medal of Arts from President Bill Clinton and several honorary degrees.

Derry Noyes, an art director for USPS, designed the Forever stamps depicting five of Lichtenstein’s works.

The Roy Lichtenstein stamps will be available in panes of 20 at Post Offices and