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Crak!, 1963/1964

Offset lithograph on lightweight, white wove paper
19 1/4 × 27 3/5 in
48.9 × 70.1 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Boca Raton, New York, Bridgehampton
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Vertu Fine Art
Boca Raton, New York, +1 more
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Un-numbered edition, referred to in Corlett Catalog Raisonne as II.2 (2)

Un-numbered edition, referred to in Corlett Catalog Raisonne as II.2 (2)

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Pencil signed lower right, typeset to the right reads Leo Castelli Gallery and Total Color
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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Un-numbered edition, referred to in Corlett Catalog Raisonne as II.2 (2)

Un-numbered edition, referred to in Corlett Catalog Raisonne as II.2 (2)

Signature
Pencil signed lower right, typeset to the right reads Leo Castelli Gallery and Total Color
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!, 1963/1964

Offset lithograph on lightweight, white wove paper
19 1/4 × 27 3/5 in
48.9 × 70.1 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
location
Boca Raton, New York, Bridgehampton
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