Sunrise is a pop art picture made in 1965 by Roy Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein's Sunrise reinterprets the landscape by subjecting it to his unique "Pop" filter, creating a faux mechanical sunrise. Sunrise is a relatively early work in Lichtenstein’s career, just a couple years after he began to gain notoriety for his paintings and just two years before his first museum retrospective exhibition. It was these works that created the foundation for the Pop Art movement.
His works normally feature thick outlines, bold colours, and Benday Dots, and are shown as if created by photographic reproduction. Though Lichtenstein often included the use of advertising imagery and reproductions of comic-book panels, his work was never an attempt to exactly copy; Instead, Lichtenstein’s work tackled the way in which mass media portrays different aspects of popular culture by taking common place images and transforming them into “high art.”