Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Fish and Sky.’, 1967, Peter Harrington Gallery
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Roy Lichtenstein

Fish and Sky., 1967

Two colour screenprint on silver gelatin photographic print mounted on a lenticular offset lithograph on white composition board with window mount
23 4/5 × 20 in
60.4 × 50.8 cm
£15,000
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Signed on the mount in pencil lower right by Lichtenstein, numbered lower left, also signed on verso of image in pencil upper right.
Publisher
Tanglewood Press Inc.
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, ‘Fish and Sky.’, 1967, Peter Harrington Gallery
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About the work
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Signed on the mount in pencil lower right by Lichtenstein, numbered lower left, also signed on verso of image in pencil upper right.
Publisher
Tanglewood Press Inc.
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

Fish and Sky., 1967

Two colour screenprint on silver gelatin photographic print mounted on a lenticular offset lithograph on white composition board with window mount
23 4/5 × 20 in
60.4 × 50.8 cm
£15,000
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