Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Cow Going Abstract (Triptych)’, 1982, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Cow Going Abstract (Triptych), 1982

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23 11/16 × 28 7/16 in
60.2 × 72.2 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Set of three screenprints in colors (yellow, dark blue, light blue, light green, gray, brown, …

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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.

Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Cow Going Abstract (Triptych)’, 1982, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Set of three screenprints in colors (yellow, dark blue, light blue, light green, gray, brown, black) on wove paper

The first panel hand-signed and in pencil in the margin lower right rfLichtenstein.

Superb impressions of the definitive state, from the edition of 150, each panel numbered in pencil in the margin lower …

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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.

Cow Going Abstract (Triptych), 1982

Screenprint
23 11/16 × 28 7/16 in
60.2 × 72.2 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
San Francisco
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