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Finger Pointing, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli Sundell, 1973

Silkscreen, authorized stamp signed and hand numbered in original portfolio sleeve
12 × 9 in
30.5 × 22.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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This iconic Roy Lichtenstein silkscreen is one of his most recognizable, as it has been reproduced …

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This iconic Roy Lichtenstein silkscreen is one of his most recognizable, as it has been reproduced in numerous exhibition catalogues, posters, textbooks and even museum websites, and is frequently cited in writings on Pop Art. It was created in 1973 for the legendary "New York for Stockholm" portfolio. (The …

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Stamp signed on the verso, and numbered in pencil on the verso as follows: Stamped on verso "© Copyright 1973 By Roy Lichtenstein" Stamped … Read more
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Styria Studio, Inc. New York
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, ‘Finger Pointing, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli Sundell’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
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Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Finger Pointing, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli Sundell’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
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About the work
Exhibition history
Bibliography
Provenance
Alpha 137 Gallery
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This iconic Roy Lichtenstein silkscreen is one of his most recognizable, as it has been reproduced …

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This iconic Roy Lichtenstein silkscreen is one of his most recognizable, as it has been reproduced in numerous exhibition catalogues, posters, textbooks and even museum websites, and is frequently cited in writings on Pop Art. It was created in 1973 for the legendary "New York for Stockholm" portfolio. (The …

Read more
Medium
Print
Signature
Stamp signed on the verso, and numbered in pencil on the verso as follows: Stamped on verso "© Copyright 1973 By Roy Lichtenstein" Stamped … Read more
Publisher
Styria Studio, Inc. New York
Roy Lichtenstein
American, 1923–1997
Follow

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.

Finger Pointing, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli Sundell, 1973

Silkscreen, authorized stamp signed and hand numbered in original portfolio sleeve
12 × 9 in
30.5 × 22.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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