Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Fish and Sky’, 1967, Print, Screenprint in colour on ivory wove paper, artrepublic
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Roy Lichtenstein

Fish and Sky, 1967

Screenprint in colour on ivory wove paper
9 × 11 9/10 in
22.9 × 30.3 cm
Edition of 200
.
£15,000
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Catalogue raisonné: Corlett 50

Medium
Condition
Light damp stain to margin of upper right corner not affecting the image, otherwise in excellent condition
Signature
Signed and numbered
Frame
Included
Publisher
Published by Tanglewood Press 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, ‘Fish and Sky’, 1967, Print, Screenprint in colour on ivory wove paper, artrepublic
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Catalogue raisonné: Corlett 50

Medium
Condition
Light damp stain to margin of upper right corner not affecting the image, otherwise in excellent condition
Signature
Signed and numbered
Frame
Included
Publisher
Published by Tanglewood Press 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.

Roy Lichtenstein

Fish and Sky, 1967

Screenprint in colour on ivory wove paper
9 × 11 9/10 in
22.9 × 30.3 cm
Edition of 200
.
£15,000
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Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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