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Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Title: As I Opened Fire
Year: 1968-2000s
Medium: Offset Lithograph in colors on three sheets of wove paper
Edition: 3000, plus proofs
Size: Three individual sheets with full margins measuring 25.25 x 20.75 each. Combined paper size all together: 25 x 61.875 inches
Condition: Excellent

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Condition
Excellent
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Printed by Drikkerj Luii & Co. Published by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
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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.

High auction record
$95.4m, Christie's, 2015
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) , Lincoln Center Editions
Selected exhibitions
2021
Vera List and The Posters of Lincoln CenterLincoln Center Editions
2016
Roy Lichtenstein: Re-FigureCastelli Gallery
2012
Roy Lichtenstein: Landscapes in the Chinese StyleGagosian
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As I Opened Fire, ca. 1997

Offset Lithograph in colors on three sheets of wove paper
25 × 61 87/100 in
63.5 × 157.1 cm
Edition of 3000
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$5,500
Ships from Fairfield, CT, US
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Art Commerce

Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Title: As I Opened Fire
Year: 1968-2000s
Medium: Offset …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Printed by Drikkerj Luii & Co. Published by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Roy Lichtenstein
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$5,500–$11,000
This work
$0
$115,500+

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.

High auction record
$95.4m, Christie's, 2015
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) , Lincoln Center Editions
Selected exhibitions (3)
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