Born in Buffalo in 1930, Allan D’Arcangelo is famous for his iconic treatment of the American highway landscape. The early versions of these flat, monochromatic canvases with their petrol station logos were typical of the Pop Art movement, but D’Arcangelo’s later works have a more abstract quality. He worked at Gemini GEL with Kenneth Tyler in 1966 to create the Untitled print featured in the National Gallery’s collection.

This lithograph is typical of D’Arcangelo’s early work; giving the sensation of travelling at speed in a car as the lines on the road rush past.
Emilie Owens
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