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Brushstroke (Castelli mailer), 1965

Offset lithograph on wove paper
22 1/4 × 28 1/2 in
56.5 × 72.4 cm
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Thomas French Fine Art
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Published by Leo Castelli to announce Lichtenstein's exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery, 20 …

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Published by Leo Castelli to announce Lichtenstein's exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery, 20 November - 16 December 1965.
Printer: Total Color, New York

A very rare hand signed example, signed on the verso as part of the return address for the mailing.

Excellent fresh colors with usual folds as an invitation. Framed …

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Signed to lower edge 'R. Lichtenstein'; Also signed in ink by the artist on verso as part of the return address. This invitation was sent … Read more
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Leo Castelli
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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Published by Leo Castelli to announce Lichtenstein's exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery, 20 …

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Published by Leo Castelli to announce Lichtenstein's exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery, 20 November - 16 December 1965.
Printer: Total Color, New York

A very rare hand signed example, signed on the verso as part of the return address for the mailing.

Excellent fresh colors with usual folds as an invitation. Framed …

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Signature
Signed to lower edge 'R. Lichtenstein'; Also signed in ink by the artist on verso as part of the return address. This invitation was sent … Read more
Publisher
Leo Castelli
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.

Brushstroke (Castelli mailer), 1965

Offset lithograph on wove paper
22 1/4 × 28 1/2 in
56.5 × 72.4 cm
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