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As I Opened The Fire, 1966

Silk screen on cardboard
30 7/10 × 25 3/5 × 1 1/5 in
78 × 65 × 3 cm
Edition of 1500
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Düsseldorf
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Galerie Kellermann
Düsseldorf
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Set of 3 silk screens on cardboard,
rare hand signed edition,
in gallery frame with museum glass,

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Set of 3 silk screens on cardboard,
rare hand signed edition,
in gallery frame with museum glass,
excellent condition

Signature
Hand signed on bottom right corner of the first print
Publisher
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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Galerie Kellermann
Düsseldorf
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Set of 3 silk screens on cardboard,
rare hand signed edition,
in gallery frame with museum glass,

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Set of 3 silk screens on cardboard,
rare hand signed edition,
in gallery frame with museum glass,
excellent condition

Signature
Hand signed on bottom right corner of the first print
Publisher
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.

As I Opened The Fire, 1966

Silk screen on cardboard
30 7/10 × 25 3/5 × 1 1/5 in
78 × 65 × 3 cm
Edition of 1500
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Düsseldorf
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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