The art: Roy Lichtenstein, The Gun in America (cover illustration for Time), 1968.
The news: “Myth of the Hero Gunslinger,” by Timothy Egan in the New York Times.
The source: The images is from the Time magazine cover archive. The Lichtenstein was used on two Time covers: June 21, 1968 and July 6, 1998. For more information on Lichtenstein’s drawings and lithograph, click here.