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Brushstroke I

Acrylic and lacquer on cherry wood
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Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)

Brushstroke I

signed 'rf Lichtenstein' (on the reverse)

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Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)

Brushstroke I

signed 'rf Lichtenstein' (on the reverse)

acrylic and lacquer on cherry wood

52 x 16 x 8 in. (132 x 40.6 x 20.3 cm.)

Executed in 1986. This work is number seven from an edition of ten.

Signature
Signed 'rf Lichtenstein' (on the reverse)
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
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Christie's

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)

Brushstroke I

signed 'rf Lichtenstein' (on the reverse)

Read more

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)

Brushstroke I

signed 'rf Lichtenstein' (on the reverse)

acrylic and lacquer on cherry wood

52 x 16 x 8 in. (132 x 40.6 x 20.3 cm.)

Executed in 1986. This work is number seven from an edition of ten.

Signature
Signed 'rf Lichtenstein' (on the reverse)
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 I

Acrylic and lacquer on cherry wood
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