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Brushstrokes, 1967

Screenprint on off-white wove paper
23 × 31 in
58.4 × 78.7 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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location
Miami Beach, New York, Beverly Hills, London
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About the work
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Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed rf Lichtenstein in pencil and numbered.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Series
Brushstroke
Publisher
Leo Castelli Gallery, for the Pasadena Art Museum, California
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
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed rf Lichtenstein in pencil and numbered.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Series
Brushstroke
Publisher
Leo Castelli Gallery, for the Pasadena Art Museum, California
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.

Brushstrokes, 1967

Screenprint on off-white wove paper
23 × 31 in
58.4 × 78.7 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Miami Beach, New York, Beverly Hills, London
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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