Roy Lichenstein created a five-storey high mural in New York city using over 30 gallons of paint, and 36 housepainter's brushes. In words and pictures, this book reveals how this event was executed. The photographs record this event and the text describes in detail the artist's personal vision of his own art. It also illuminates his views on other painter's work. Lichenstein's mural combines references to major artists of the 20th century - Braque, Leger, de Kooning and Johns - executed in his own style, with cartoon "blast" symbols, magazine advertisements, a piece of Swiss cheese and other images and artifacts of contemporary life.