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Entablature

Oil, Magna and sand on canvas
40 × 54 in
101.6 × 137.2 cm
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"The Entablatures are part of his exploration of American culture's …

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"The Entablatures are part of his exploration of American culture's complex relationship to its European ancestry...Lichtenstein tackles such momentous subjects with modesty, wit, and irony, as well as ambition, using the format that he derived from the comic strip as the armature on which …

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Signed and dated '74 on the reverse
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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From the Catalogue
"The Entablatures are part of his exploration of American culture's …

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From the Catalogue
"The Entablatures are part of his exploration of American culture's complex relationship to its European ancestry...Lichtenstein tackles such momentous subjects with modesty, wit, and irony, as well as ambition, using the format that he derived from the comic strip as the armature on which …

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Signature
Signed and dated '74 on the reverse
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.

Entablature

Oil, Magna and sand on canvas
40 × 54 in
101.6 × 137.2 cm
Bidding closed
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