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Each lithograph shows the print ‘© S.M.A.’ lower right and printed lower left on verso 'Roy Lichtenstein 1923 / as i opened fire / 1964 - acryl on canvas / triptych - panel (1,2, or 3) 173 x 142 1 2 cm./ coll. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam'.
The three images reproduce the 1964 painting “As I Opened Fire”, …

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Condition
Perfect Condition
Signature
Printed by Publisher on verso.
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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 (ante-mortem edition), ca. 1966

Lithograph in red, yellow, blue and black on paper As I Opened Fire - Triptych
25 1/5 × 20 7/10 in
64 × 52.7 cm
Edition of 3000
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RestelliArtCo.

Each lithograph shows the print ‘© S.M.A.’ lower right and printed lower left on verso 'Roy …

Medium
Condition
Perfect Condition
Signature
Printed by Publisher on verso.
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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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