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CLINTON GORE THE OVAL OFFICE (Limited Edition Campaign Button), 1992

Mixed Media Screenprint on Political Button (plate Signed)
1 7/10 × 2 4/5 in
4.4 × 7 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
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About the work
Alpha 137 Gallery Auction

Highly collectible vintage piece if you can snag one!! Most of these buttons were confiscated by …

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Highly collectible vintage piece if you can snag one!! Most of these buttons were confiscated by the Roy Lichtenstein foundation which has them somewhere in deep storage - so it's great to find one, like this vintage treasure, on the market! "The Oval Office" political button, signed in the plate, …

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Plate signed Roy Lichtenstein; in image along the front edge of the button.
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
Alpha 137 Gallery Auction

Highly collectible vintage piece if you can snag one!! Most of these buttons were confiscated by …

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Highly collectible vintage piece if you can snag one!! Most of these buttons were confiscated by the Roy Lichtenstein foundation which has them somewhere in deep storage - so it's great to find one, like this vintage treasure, on the market! "The Oval Office" political button, signed in the plate, …

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Signature
Plate signed Roy Lichtenstein; in image along the front edge of the button.
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.

CLINTON GORE THE OVAL OFFICE (Limited Edition Campaign Button), 1992

Mixed Media Screenprint on Political Button (plate Signed)
1 7/10 × 2 4/5 in
4.4 × 7 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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