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Foot and Hand, 1964

Offset color lithograph on white wove paper
16 1/2 × 20 7/8 in
41.9 × 53 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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American Pop art master Roy Lichtenstein used comic strips as source material and copied their …

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American Pop art master Roy Lichtenstein used comic strips as source material and copied their style–he blew up details and painted them composed of over-large, flat, single colored Ben Day dots–thus emulating commercial printmaking. Foot and Hand represents a gesture typical of Lichtenstein: a dramatic moment in …

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Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Image: 16.5" x 20.875"; Sheet (vis.): …

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Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Image: 16.5" x 20.875"; Sheet (vis.): 17" x 21.125"; Mat: 25.25" x 29"

This lot has a 25% buyer's premium.

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Signed, dated, and inscribed in pencil "For Derek RF Lichtenstein 1964" lower center margin of sheet beneath image
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Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, 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.

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About the work
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Provenance

American Pop art master Roy Lichtenstein used comic strips as source material and copied their …

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American Pop art master Roy Lichtenstein used comic strips as source material and copied their style–he blew up details and painted them composed of over-large, flat, single colored Ben Day dots–thus emulating commercial printmaking. Foot and Hand represents a gesture typical of Lichtenstein: a dramatic moment in …

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Image: 16.5" x 20.875"; Sheet (vis.): …

Read more

Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Image: 16.5" x 20.875"; Sheet (vis.): 17" x 21.125"; Mat: 25.25" x 29"

This lot has a 25% buyer's premium.

Signature
Signed, dated, and inscribed in pencil "For Derek RF Lichtenstein 1964" lower center margin of sheet beneath image
Publisher
Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, 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.

Foot and Hand, 1964

Offset color lithograph on white wove paper
16 1/2 × 20 7/8 in
41.9 × 53 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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