Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Foot and Hand’, 1964, Print, Offset lithograph in colors, on wove paper, Christie's
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Roy Lichtenstein

Foot and Hand, 1964

Offset lithograph in colors, on wove paper
17 1/5 × 21 1/2 in
43.8 × 54.6 cm
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signed and dated in pencil, numbered 171/300, published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, with …

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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, ‘Foot and Hand’, 1964, Print, Offset lithograph in colors, on wove paper, Christie's
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signed and dated in pencil, numbered 171/300, published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, with full margins, a flattened vertical fold in the center of the sheet, a moisture stain at the upper sheet edge, the sheet toned
Image: 16 ¾ x 21 (425 x 533 mm.)
Sheet: 17 ¼ x 21 ½ in. (438 x 546 mm.)

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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

Foot and Hand, 1964

Offset lithograph in colors, on wove paper
17 1/5 × 21 1/2 in
43.8 × 54.6 cm
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