Roy Lichtenstein, ‘As I opened Fire’, 1966, Print, Offset Lithograph, Van der Vorst- Art
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Roy Lichtenstein

As I opened Fire, 1966

Offset Lithograph
25 1/5 × 20 1/2 in
64 × 52 cm
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Van der Vorst- Art

Offset lithographs (3) in colors.
Each with publisher's copyright sign in printing block as well …

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Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Cf. the painting of the same name from 1964, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Roy Lichtenstein
American, 1923–1997
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When American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein painted Look Mickey in 1961, it set the tone for his career. This primary-color portrait of the cartoon mouse introduced Lichtenstein’s detached and deadpan style at a time when introspective Abstract Expressionism reigned. Mining material from advertisements, comics, and the everyday, Lichtenstein brought what was then a great taboo—commercial art—into the gallery. He stressed the artificiality of his images by painting them as though they’d come from a commercial press, with the flat, single-color Ben-Day dots of the newspaper meticulously rendered by hand using paint and stencils. Later in his career, Lichtenstein extended his source material to art history, including the work of Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, and experimented with three-dimensional works. Lichtenstein’s use of appropriated imagery has influenced artists such as Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, and Raymond Pettibon.

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Offset lithographs (3) in colors.
Each with publisher's copyright sign in printing block as well as with typographic print- and copyright note on verso.
One of the few hand signed series (signed in pencil)
On light gray offset cardboard.
Image size: 61 x 49,7 cm (24 x 19,5 in)
Sheet size: each 64,0 x 52,0 cm (25 x …

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Publisher
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Cf. the painting of the same name from 1964, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Roy Lichtenstein
American, 1923–1997
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When American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein painted Look Mickey in 1961, it set the tone for his career. This primary-color portrait of the cartoon mouse introduced Lichtenstein’s detached and deadpan style at a time when introspective Abstract Expressionism reigned. Mining material from advertisements, comics, and the everyday, Lichtenstein brought what was then a great taboo—commercial art—into the gallery. He stressed the artificiality of his images by painting them as though they’d come from a commercial press, with the flat, single-color Ben-Day dots of the newspaper meticulously rendered by hand using paint and stencils. Later in his career, Lichtenstein extended his source material to art history, including the work of Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, and experimented with three-dimensional works. Lichtenstein’s use of appropriated imagery has influenced artists such as Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, and Raymond Pettibon.

Roy Lichtenstein

As I opened Fire, 1966

Offset Lithograph
25 1/5 × 20 1/2 in
64 × 52 cm
.
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