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Brushstroke, 1965

Screenprint in colors on wove paper
23 × 29 in
58.4 × 73.7 cm
Edition of 280
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Condition
This artwork is in excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil, from the edition of 280
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Published by Leo Castelli, New York,
Image rights
© 2020 Roy Lichtenstein Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Zeit Contemporary Art, New York
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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About the work
Bibliography
Provenance
Condition
This artwork is in excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil, from the edition of 280
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Published by Leo Castelli, New York,
Image rights
© 2020 Roy Lichtenstein Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Zeit Contemporary Art, New York
Roy Lichtenstein
American, 1923–1997
Follow

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.

Brushstroke, 1965

Screenprint in colors on wove paper
23 × 29 in
58.4 × 73.7 cm
Edition of 280
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
New York
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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