Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Fish and Sky’, 1967, Gilden's Art Gallery

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Inscribed Screenprint on Gelatine Silver Print with 3D Lenticular Collage and Offset Lithograph on Wove Paper with Mount

Paper size: 44.5 x 50.5 cm. / 17.5 x 19.9 in.
Image size: 28 x 35.5 cm. / 11 x 14 in.

Additional Information: This work is hand signed in pencil "R. Lichtenstein" at the lower right margin on the mount board.
It is also inscribed in pencil “A.P”, at the lower left margin of the mount board.
Our impression is one of 40 artist’s proofs aside from the edition of 200 at the lower right margin.
The subject was published by Edition Tanglewood Press, New York.

Literature:
Corlett, M. L. (2002). The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein. A Catalogue Raisonné 1948-1997. New York: Hudson Hills Press
Reference: Corlett 50

Condition: Very good condition. Very pale staining in the margins of the mount. The backboard with pale staining and a minor area of skinning, verso.

About Roy Lichtenstein

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.

American, 1923-1997, New York, New York, based in New York and Southampton, New York