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Crak!, 1964

Offset color lithograph on paper
19 3/8 × 27 3/4 in
49.2 × 70.5 cm
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Skinner

Total edition size uncertain

Framed.

Condition: Pale staining and toning, gentle fading, pinholes …

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Total edition size uncertain

Framed.

Condition: Pale staining and toning, gentle fading, pinholes to three corners, floated within the frame, not examined out of frame.

The sheet is evenly toned over all except at the very edges (perhaps implying it was previously matted). The staining looks to be water or similar …

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Signature
Signed "rf Lichtenstein" in pencil l.r., identified and with "LEO CASTELLI GALLERY. LITHOGRAPHED BY TOTAL COLOR, NEW YORK" within the … Read more
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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S
Skinner

Total edition size uncertain

Framed.

Condition: Pale staining and toning, gentle fading, pinholes …

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Total edition size uncertain

Framed.

Condition: Pale staining and toning, gentle fading, pinholes to three corners, floated within the frame, not examined out of frame.

The sheet is evenly toned over all except at the very edges (perhaps implying it was previously matted). The staining looks to be water or similar …

Read more
Signature
Signed "rf Lichtenstein" in pencil l.r., identified and with "LEO CASTELLI GALLERY. LITHOGRAPHED BY TOTAL COLOR, NEW YORK" within the … Read more
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.

Crak!, 1964

Offset color lithograph on paper
19 3/8 × 27 3/4 in
49.2 × 70.5 cm
Bidding closed
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